From the waffle and spoofology we got from Pat Rabbite and Roisin Shorthall this week on Vincenzo its clear that Labour have no specifics on how they will balance the budget. This is symptomatic of a party thats been in opposition for too long and has become a hurler in the ditch.
Specifically what is Labours position on:
1- Public sector reform: more specifically pay, pensions, perks and redundancies.
2- HSE reform: more specifically cost of medical cards, consultants, expenses, use of taxi's etc.
3- Social Welfare reform: more specifically limiting benefits to the most needy and taxing social welfare.
4- Tax increases: Who pays and by how much, closing loopholes will only go so far.
I was leaning towards labour for the next election just because i thought they deserved a crack of the whip but now i fear they may do even more damage than FF.