Wednesday June 3, 2020

Let’s not call this one a ‘giveaway’ budget

The budget parameters adopted by the government are very restrictive

20th September, 2015
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan

The better the economic figures, the bigger the government dilemma. ‘Good exchequer figures a government nightmare.’ How easily we forget. The nightmare forecast used to be that the government was now likely to be in the middle of a second bailout. Now the forecasts are that because there is a general election in the offing the government will fritter away the hard earned recovery.

The government can’t win. If it nods in the...

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