Posts Tagged budget

An Bord Snip – It’s All or Nothing

FF must now implement all or none of An Bord Snip Nua’s recommendations Fianna Fáil, and the Government as a whole, now has two stark choices in front of it following the publication of the report of An Bord Snip Nua. Ministers can implement it word for word, cut for cut, job loss for job […]

Pat Rabbitte always eats his Greens

Brilliant video from yesterday’s Dáil debates on the Budget.  Pat Rabbitte tears into the Greens, who claim their fingerprints are “all over” the Budget. Neil has more.

Who Pays No Tax?

RTÉ’s Prime Time last night was a discussion on tax.  Reporter/presenter Mark Little repeated several times Noel Dempsey’s (and the Government’s) claim that “38% of people pay no tax at all”.  That’s rubbish. 38% of people pay no income tax.  But they all pay tax. VAT, or sales tax, is paid by everyone, without exception.  […]

Told You So

Well, I did. Budget 2009 seems like a long time ago.  Things have gotten a hell of a lot worse since then.  But all the warning signs were there, and the Government’s failure to address them has been astonishing.  Still, in February, they’re only talking about doing something. As I said back in October, what […]