With Inflation rising for the first time since 2008 how can the government justify cuts in the 2011 budget?
PReviously the government used the defation excuse to cut incomes from welfare or wages.
The goverment would have use believe that as things were getting cheaper we could all afford to take a hit. But now the shoe is on the other foot, how can we take cuts if things are getting dearer?
How can they justify cuts?
RTÉ News: First yearly rise in inflation since 2008First yearly rise in inflation since 2008
New figures show that consumer prices rose by 0.2% in August compared to the same time last year - the first annual rise since December 2008.
The Central Statistics Office says that consumer prices rose by 0.7% in August compared to July.
The CSO says that during the month people paid higher average mortgage interest repayments, while the prices of clothing and footwear also rose as the traditional summer sales ended.