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Painful step, but it must be taken

Published 25/11/2010 | 05:00

POLITICIANS usually spend more time and energy tiptoeing around problems than trying to solve them. Yesterday was a red-letter day because the Government finally faced the nation's difficulties and began solving them.

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The four-year austerity plan is only one part of a much bigger challenge faced by the State but it does present a more convincing, if partial, solution to our fiscal crisis.

It is true we still have a banking crisis and a mountain of debt but sometimes problems must be broken down into their component parts before they can be resolved.

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