Stephen Kinsella: An election special or a missed opportunity?
Our economic rebound won’t last for ever, but the government is foolishly spending as if it will
Let’s draw up a list of the groups most likely to vote en masse in the next election. Homeowners, private sector workers, public sector workers, older people, families, farmers, employers, and our vitally, vitally important start-up people.
Now let’s look at Budget 2016. The deferral of any local property tax re-valuation until 2019. Homeowners? Check. Money for more teachers, nurses, and gardaí; more money for existing public sector workers. Public sector? Check. Money...
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