Dublin Council of Trade Unions

Reason 25: There Is An Alternative Based on Taxation

If anyone says there is no alternative to spending cuts, direct them to the Claiming Our Future analysis which brings together a large menu of tax measures that would not impact on low-average income groups.  Here is the summary:

When excluding proposals to introduce an annual property taxes and a rise in corporate tax rate, Claiming our Future estimates the Government could raise between €4.7 and €5.4 billion – enough not only for Budget 2013, but for Budget 2014 as well.

Why should we march?  Because there are alternatives to spending cuts and tax increases on low-average income earners.

PDF here.


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