The best way to sell the budget

Have senior government ministers taken the wrong tack in preparing us for the budget, asks Cliff Taylor.

14th September, 2013
'The only way to sell this budget politically, say wiser heads, is that it is the last hard step before we leave the bailout and return to growth'

Have senior government ministers taken the wrong tack in preparing us for the budget?

So far, most of the arguments have been about how much we should ease up from the planned €3.1 billion adjustment. Ireland must not be an experiment for austerity, according to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. There is general mumbling among ministers about how "hard-pressed families" should get a break, how we need to do more to create jobs and so on....

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