While the Government claims to protect the interests of pensioners, it has conveniently ignored those of other low-income households, Annika Lapintie, the chairperson of the Left Alliance parliamentary group, stated on Tuesday. "The Government of [Jyrki] Katainen (NCP) agreed in the spring to introduce dramatic cuts of over 300 million euros in pensions and other social benefits. Now, pensioners get a tenner back, but the jobless, students and families with children get virtually nothing," she said.
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"The raise in pension income tax deductions, in turn, is merely a change introduced to the tax table alongside index checks," she continued.