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Budget 2013: Here’s how Twitter reacted

From the cuts in child benefit and respite care to the increase in the price of wine, here’s how people on Twitter reacted to Budget 2013.
Dec 6th 2012, 7:05 AM 13,723 41

YOU CAN TELL it’s Budget Day in Ireland when #PRSI, #MichaelNoonan and #Dail are trending for most of the day on Twitter.

Predictably, given the nature of today’s Budget which targeted a large number of groups across society, a lot of the reaction so far has been negative. The government has been criticised for targeting vulnerable groups ahead of people with money and for hitting easy targets ahead of making more imaginative changes.

Twitter has been filled with tweets about the PRSI changes, the increase on alcohol, and the cuts to child benefit. Here’s a round up of what people on Twitter have been saying:

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