Day 6 #GE16 : A Strong Economy for a Decent society
Posted on February 08, 2016 at 11:37 AM
Today in our Headquarters in Dublin's Docklands we launched our economic plan for the next five years that centres around creating a strong economy for a decent society. Our tax plan is focussed on low and middle income families -the families that most need a break.
Tánaiste Joan Burton, Ministers Brendan Howlin, Alex White and Deputy Nolan launched our plan in which we will invest €3 in services for families and communities for every €1 reduction in tax - only Labour will invest in the services that families and communities need.
Speaking at the launch Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin spoke about how we will "deploy €11.2bn over the next five years split on a three to one ratio between public services and tax reductions. €8.4bn (8.368) and €2.9bn. (2.866).That’s €3bn for our health services, €2bn for education and €1.7bn for Social protection increases like the old age pension."
Minister Alex White spoke about how Labour can "deliver public services and infrastructure capable of giving our children a society and economy fit for the 21st century and beyond."
Closing the launch Tánaiste Joan Burton spoke about cleaning up Fianna Fáil's mess for the past five years " There was nothing fair about Fianna Fail’s reckless economic management or about the devastating effects this had on people’s lives. Labour was elected to government to fix the problems – in a fair way.We’ve done our utmost to do that.
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