Shocking there is zero in there in terms of ideas or stimulus. Cuts in expenditure are needed, but we only have a hope of acheiving the so called 4 year plan if significant GDP growth is attained. There is no chance of this happening with this budget.
Shocking that they don't have the balls to further cut public service pay (for those above a certain min level) when the employer is practically bankrupt. Fine Gael when elected will have to do this if there is any chance to avoiding default, thus becoming demons in their first year - a FF ploy by any chance....???
Shocking that children's allowance is still paid to the rich, yet poor families who rely on it, have to suffer a large reduction.
Shocking that top rate tax was not raised, or better, a third higher rate for over 100k.
1% on VAT I imagine would also have probably raised more than all the petty reductions to carers and elderly.
Can't help but think that the opportunity to be more bold was completely missed - FF know they are out in 3 months and could have done much more.
Now that I have that out of my system, let's get back to cars: anyone heard anything on road tax?