DCTU Pre-Budget demonstration 12 October
On Budget Day – October 15th – yet more cuts will be imposed on some of the most vulnerable sections of our society.
A web of propaganda spun by government spokespersons and reflected in the media is designed to persuade the people that there is little wealth left in the country and that reaching a budget deficit of 3% or less is only possible by further cuts in public spending.
In fact, however, there is a large reservoir of wealth both corporate and private that could be taxed. The Government can also use the promissory note ‘windfall’.
The 3 per cent budget deficit target can be reached without further spending cuts. Instead, working people need a Budget focused on:
- In jobs, by funding the infrastructural projects identified by the trade union movement in recent years
- In education, in health, and training for real jobs particularly for young people.
- A third tax band for all those earning over €100,000
- Close tax reliefs so 12.5 per cent corporation profit tax means just that
Come out on 12 October and March with your Union