It seems the Government Parties and their many advisors are taking advice from a source that will come as a surprise to many on here.
First it was the increase in the USC for those on €100k+ and now they have seen the light and are planning to implement another SF policy of providing a stimulus package to help kick-start the economy.
However, the Government's advisors aren't merely sitting around reading SF documents.... no, they have truly earned their money and come up with a new name for it.
A Strategic Investment Fund !
This is the SF document and the IT article about it from October 2012 :
Sinn Féin publishes job creation plan - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 11, 2012
http://www.sinnfein.ie/files/2012/SF-Jobs-Doc-web.pdfThe plan would be paid for by €5.8 billion in discretionary funding from the National Pension Reserve Fund, €3 billion of incentivised investment from the private pension sector and more than €1.5 billion from the European Investment Bank.
This is an RTE piece from today saying the Cabinet are to discuss a €6bn strategic investment fund (stimulus) next week and mentions using the National Pension Reserve Fund :
Cabinet to consider
It's comforting to see that FG and Labour aren't to big to recognise good solid economic policies when they see them.... even if they are SF economic policies.
Do posters think the Government are to be commended for adopting SF economic policies or should they, and their advisors, be condemned for not coming up with their own.... while calling SF "economic illiterates" ?