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18/10/2021

'Why do we put up with this year after year?' - Twitter reacts to Budget 2022

'Why do we put up with this year after year?' - Twitter reacts to Budget 2022

'Why do we put up with this year after year?' - Twitter reacts to Budget 2022

The highly anticipated budget for the coming year was announced yesterday October 12th, with commentators and citizens voicing their opinions about the changes through social media. 

The new 2022 measures were read jointly in the Dáil by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for Public Expenditure, Michael McGrath. 

Some of the highlights include a 30c increase in minimum wage from €10.20 to €10.50 per hour, a 50c increase in the cost of cigarettes, an extension to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme, an increase in carbon tax up by €7.50 per tonne of CO2 and a €716million childcare package. 

Twitter users had the following reactions after the announcements - 

On the carbon tax increase: 

On free contraception for women aged 17-25: 

On the introduction of Zoned Land Tax:

On 50% off travel prices for under 24s:

On housing:

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