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Thread: Noonan Proposes Economic Plan to Replace Troika Programme

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    Default Noonan Proposes Economic Plan to Replace Troika Programme

    Michael Noonan has set aside €1.4m to come up with an economic plan to "take us from 2014 to 2020".

    It seems it will mirror the troika programme in the sense that targets will have to be met by certain times etc.

    For my money this is a good thing - the lack of proper targets in the past is a large part of why "we are where we are".
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    The plan....


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    who is keeping the gamekeeper honest?

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    1. It's a good idea. And tbh it's something we should continue indefinetely after 2020, breaking down the economic future of the country in 10 year blocks in terms of our big ticket aims.

    2. It's critical to involve the main opposition parties to this. There's no point having a plan that's going to be scrapped every time FF and FG pass the parcel to each other.
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    We all know FG's history of "plans", the last one had five points and was ditched within an hour of the election.
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    Why is it costing an extra €1.4 million? I thought Noonan and his lackeys were already well paid. Are they going on holiday to put the plan together?

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    Why does it cost 1.4million to come up with an economic plan when we have a Department of Finance or are they totally taken up with administering the current spending issues?

    Does this 1.4million set aside represent the buying in of yet more economic expertise from agencies such as KPMG and Ernst & Young?

    One would have thought that any plan for the most open small economy in the world would be entirely dependent on the usual fatuous indicators such as international 'growt'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    1. It's a good idea. And tbh it's something we should continue indefinetely after 2020, breaking down the economic future of the country in 10 year blocks in terms of our big ticket aims.

    2. It's critical to involve the main opposition parties to this. There's no point having a plan that's going to be scrapped every time FF and FG pass the parcel to each other.
    Good luck with that idea so.
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    Is it not a bit pointless now that Haddington Road, our Corporate tax regime, and income tax, and 23% vat rate and headline social welfare rates, are sacred cows?

    What's left?
    - poorer public service?
    - inheritance tax thresholds lowered?
    - more charges, levies, etc?
    - bigger class sizes?
    - another tier to the health service?
    - flog our forests, profitable utility companies, and Nama?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sking81 View Post
    Why is it costing an extra €1.4 million? I thought Noonan and his lackeys were already well paid. Are they going on holiday to put the plan together?
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