Economy: McWilliams: Election economics is smoke and mirrors

Economy: McWilliams: Election economics is smoke and mirrors
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The rhetoric of the frugal saver has dominated our discourse on government spending

The other day there was a vox-pop on RTE radio that asked people how they were going to vote. One voice said that he was from a family of 15, nine of whom had a vote and all of whom were registered in one house. He went on to say that his mother was waiting for the government to buy her an extractor fan in her kitchen. He concluded that whatever politician paid for the...

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