Friday 9 December 2016

Letters: No representation without cuts to taxation

Published 11/02/2014 | 02:30

Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Photo: Frank McGrath
Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Photo: Frank McGrath

Michael Noonan allowed a spark of hope to escape from the Government when he hinted over the weekend that tax breaks may finally be possible.

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It is well past the time to dispense with the cant. Mr Noonan, if you and your Government are to have the faintest hope of re-election then tax breaks are mandatory. But looking beyond the normal expediency of protecting your own seats, it is time to do away with the fiction that your economic policies have the interest of ordinary people at their heart.

We have so far seen all the banks that financed the bonfire of the vanities repaid in full. The bill for the financial pyrotechnics was handed to the blameless taxpayer, who always knew the danger of playing with matches.

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