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Building a Shared Prosperity

Posted on October 06, 2016 at 01:48 PM

Today we launched our alternative budget - Building a Shared Prosperity  with Brendan Howlin, Joan Burton and Seán Sherlock.

 

The Labour Party is presenting an alternative budget today, because we believe that a fully costed, progressive budget is possible.

With the chaotic nature of the current Government, we have a responsibility to have proposals ready that can be implemented if the need arises.

The amount of funding available for investment next year is limited. We don’t believe that using a third of this money to give people a tax break likely to equate to as little as the price of a coffee each week will have a real impact on people.

The direct 2:1 split proposed by Fine Gael at the election was, we believe, rejected by the Irish people. Instead, we believe that we should plan towards tax reforms in future years, but focus in the first place on making a step-change investment in some of the supports that our people need.

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