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Budget '08 overall disappointing

Posted on December 05, 2007 at 08:33 PM

Budget 08 is overall a disappointing budget which has not lived up to the expectations particularly the Social Welfare and Tax packages. Increases in social welfare payments are way below the increases granted last year, while Child Benefit was raised by €6 a week, way below the rate of inflation.

You can read more on Labour's response to the Budget in our media centre as well as viewing extracts from our Finance Spokesperson Joan Burton's response which is now up on our You Tube channel, part one, part two and part three. An extract from the Party Leader, Eamon Gilmore's contribution can be viewed on You Tube, part one, part two and part three.

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