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    Default Labour: Irish people have had enough Austerity! surprise! surprise!

    Not a month has passed since Labour's disasterous Meath East election result and all of a sudden Burton is out over the weekend saying that the Irish people have reached their maximum o Austerity.

    And now this morning Gilmore said he wants to "end austerity" whatever that means!

    Not to be left out how long before someone in FG calls for an end to Austerity

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    Austerity would be a good idea given we have a deficit of 7.5% and a debt/GDP ratio heading towards 120%. Pension tax relief, universal child benefit, fees on third level, no tax breaks for hotels/nursing homes/big houses and end loopholes so the effective rate of corporation tax is closer to 12%. Then freeze incremental pay rises in the public sector until the deficit is less than 3 %. Reduce public sector payroll by targeting the incompetent, incapacitated and redundant. Implement the McCarthy report.

    When is austerity due to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Austerity would be a good idea given we have a deficit of 7.5% and a debt/GDP ratio heading towards 120%. Pension tax relief, universal child benefit, fees on third level, no tax breaks for hotels/nursing homes/big houses and end loopholes so the effective rate of corporation tax is closer to 12%. Then freeze incremental pay rises in the public sector until the deficit is less than 3 %. Reduce public sector payroll by targeting the incompetent, incapacitated and redundant. Implement the McCarthy report.

    When is austerity due to start?


    Smug. Very smug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    Not a month has passed since Labour's disasterous Meath East election result and all of a sudden Burton is out over the weekend saying that the Irish people have reached their maximum o Austerity.

    And now this morning Gilmore said he wants to "end austerity" whatever that means!

    Not to be left out how long before someone in FG calls for an end to Austerity
    The politicians and their banker friends havent had austerity yet

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    Nice one. Can I get sky sports?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post

    When is austerity due to start?
    You will need to ask Joan & her Labour colleagues in order for you to get your question answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Austerity would be a good idea given we have a deficit of 7.5% and a debt/GDP ratio heading towards 120%. Pension tax relief, universal child benefit, fees on third level, no tax breaks for hotels/nursing homes/big houses and end loopholes so the effective rate of corporation tax is closer to 12%. Then freeze incremental pay rises in the public sector until the deficit is less than 3 %. Reduce public sector payroll by targeting the incompetent, incapacitated and redundant. Implement the McCarthy report.

    When is austerity due to start?
    What salry are you on .Then you can answere your own stupid remark.

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    If Labour want to stop cutting, and FG want to continue, what choice to labour have?

    Threaten to pull the plug and face electoral annihilation?
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    A give away budget in October.....what a load of bulls*it from our masters.Crumbs from the top table don't make me laugh Gilmore/Burton.

    The Labour party have been willing accomplices in aiding with the right-wing austerity junkies who have been waging class warfare across Europe.

    If politicians here or in Europe cared about balanced books they would do what's best to grow the economy and rectify social and economic imbalances. Prosperity does not trickle down. If given the chance, it can blossom up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulp View Post
    If Labour want to stop cutting, and FG want to continue, what choice to labour have?

    Threaten to pull the plug and face electoral annihilation?
    Their total lack of dignity and integrity precludes that!

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