Lobby groups must be ignored in crisis
Published 25/01/2011 | 07:53
THE country is in crisis and as the Finance Bill now appears set to be rushed through the Dail we have the property lobby (arguably one of the main contributors to the banking and economic collapse) successfully pressurising the Taoiseach and Finance Minister to row back on the Budget proposal to limit the Section 23 allowance to one property.
This, at a time when everyone is asked to tighten their belts.
We have 400,000 people out of work, 50,000 young people leaving our shores each year and those who remain in employment have reduced salaries and increased taxes, while carers and those in receipt of blind pensions are ‘robbed' to satisfy the mandarins of Merrion St and their EU masters.