This data indicates again that this current Irish government does not actually care AT ALL about getting the Irish economy into recovery. They may care about other things, like their pensions, securing sectoral votes in the next election, pleasing the PS unions, and so on, but Irish economic recovery is NOT a goal they’re actually pursuing.
“The second area is what we can do at the euro area level to create jobs, basically by increasing investment and enhancing infrastructures. There are many proposals, such as increasing the European Investment Bank (EIB) action and redirecting the EU funds towards the low income areas. When we talk about infrastructure and fiscal consolidation, it is certainly much better to consolidate through the reduction of expenditure, especially current expenditure and not capital or investment expenditure, rather than through increases in taxes” ECB president Mario Draghispeaking in May 2012
“Point One – Protecting and creating jobs. Because jobs and opportunity are the best chance of keeping our best asset – our young people – at home. We plan to create 20,000 new jobs a year over the next four years. How? By cutting employers’ PRSI, by creating a welfare system that encourages work and by investing an extra €7 billion…
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