'Keeping 12.5% tax rate vital' - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie
Are the two bolded statements above consistant with the day to day reality of 200 emigrations ?As IDA Ireland revealed 6,570 jobs were created in 2012, the minister insisted that employment cannot be boosted by taxing work.
"We have to realise we are in a very competitive environment. One of the issues that people look at is the so-called tax wedge. The gap between what the employer pays and the employee receives," Mr Bruton said. "It is undoubtedly one of the issues that companies look at when they are sizing up different countries."
The minister welcomed the latest figures from IDA, the Government agency responsible for attracting direct foreign investment to Ireland. Its 2012 report shows the number of jobs created last year is the highest in more than a decade, while the 6,152 job losses are the lowest in over 10 years.
Mr Bruton said creating jobs is a top priority and that tax is an issue the Government has to be aware of. "We are conscious that if you want to create employment you can't tax work." But he added: "I'm not trying to make a pronouncement on budgetary strategy."
is this creative job counting?
I mean if you read this then for 10 years we have had less than 6570 jobs created each year and more than 6152.
That suggests that we probably had much of the decade since 2002 with a deficit in job creation.
Is that anyone's experience - i am sick of automatically baulking at whatever the govt announce - but i am just so bewildered by this.
In other words am i taking crazy pills?
2000 job losses where announce in eircom alone.
here are the IDAs announcements year by year... are these actually happening?
Announcements - IDA Ireland Investment Promotion Agency