[Marxism] Ireland medical care clamp down: 'I was told to prove my son still had Down's Syndrome

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Mon May 12 18:47:00 MDT 2014

What can one say?  This is neo-liberalism at work.  The ingredients are a
rapacious ruling class, and a host of faceless bureaucrats fully committed
to administering the system.  That is how the banality of  evil operates.

The other key element in the mixture is a long suffering working class who
have been on the retreat for since the 70s.

We should also link up the Irish experience with the recent Australian
proposal to "scrutinize" people under 35 with a disability pension.  They
have had it too easy according to the Australian Government.
 We will see how long the working class will retreat and suffer. I am
deeply committed to the belief that we are close to the end of that retreat.



On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Stuart Munckton
<stuartmunckton at gmail.com>wrote:

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> "I asked on what grounds he was refused the medical card, and they wouldn't
> give me an answer. I appealed it and two weeks ago I was told Ben didn't
> meet the criteria."
> http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/medical-card-clampdown-i-was-told-to-prove-ben-still-had-down-syndrome-30265273.html
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