Today offical figures have shown that the cost of living is rising.
Inflation is kicking in.
And yet we dont even have EU interest rate rise kicking in yet.
How can the government now cut welfare and introduce yet more taxes and cuts to bail out there banker and developer friends?
No longer can Cowen and the rest of FF claim the cost of living is falling so cuts are inevitable!
Consumer prices rose by 0.4% in the month of August, marking the first increase since last September.
The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show prices on average were 5.9% lower at an annual rate in August, unchanged from the July rate.
Prices for clothes and footwear rose by 3.4% in August as the traditional summer sales came to an end.
RTÉ News: Consumer prices up 0.4% in August