'Tough measures' had no effect
Published 03/09/2010 | 05:00
Kevin McCarthy wrongly states (Letters, September 1) that "our public service has contributed massively to the reduction of our national debt".
The sad fact is that, in spite of all the so-called "tough measures", our deficit has actually worsened this year.
When our income was €55bn, our public sector wage bill of €20bn was manageable, but when our income dropped to €30bn it's simply unsustainable.