Taoiseach, it's not your fault
Published 11/12/2011 | 05:00
Sir -- Your masthead, 'SHAME ON YOU ALL! GOVERNING WITH FEAR' (Sunday Independent, December 4, 2011) is very unfair and ungracious to the present Government.
We must remember that this Government was only elected last February. It inherited an economy and a country in a total financial mess, which had been mismanaged by Fianna Fail/Progressive Democrat and Fianna Fail/Green governments for 13 years.
Look at the present situation. National debt, €163.8bn. Total Budget expenditure, €55.8bn. Total tax income, €39.8bn. Our national debt servicing, €7.2bn.