Sunday 22 October 2017

Dear Minister, this is what the taxpayer wants and deserves

Brendan Burgess makes a pre-Budget submission on behalf of the taxpayer to Minister Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe Photo: Collins
Paschal Donohoe Photo: Collins

Dear Minister Donohoe, All the pre-Budget submissions you receive will be calling for increased expenditure. But there is no one representing the unfortunate taxpayer who will foot the bill for this expenditure.

There is no one arguing the very obvious point that we are spending well beyond our means. So I have taken it upon myself to write to you on behalf of the Irish taxpayer.

Our economy is roaring ahead with booming exports, high employment, artificially high Corporation Tax receipts, and artificially low interest rates. Despite all this, we are borrowing even more money to live even further beyond our means. This is totally irresponsible.

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