I couldn't help but notice, the difference in one of Ayman Al Gilmore's old parties alternative budget and his government's budget today. He is obviously a me feiner, riding the Irish working class and feeding off old comrades wounds but then that's the story of Ireland, isn't it? The Labour party have no shame have they? They are an obvious gang of fatbarsturds, who people are stupid enough to vote for and are prime meat for a revolution! Anyway here's a summary:
* Due to the failed ideology and failed politics of this government the Irish people, through the Irish Parliament, are no longer free to construct our own budget without big brother IMF/ECB/European Commission dictating.
* As 2/3 of the budget deficit is the result of the bank bailout we must ensure that this never happens again and demand a referendum to place the public good above the rights of private profit..
* Job creation is our central demand – We cannot shrink our way out of this recession.
* The expansion of our state companies is the central plank of our jobs policy
* The nationalisation of our oil and gas and the creation of a State Energy Company is a further step to energy security and long term employment.
* The utilisation of the NBRF to act as a National Employment Investment Fund – to be administered on a commercial basis.
* No reduction in old age or disability pensions or in unemployment benefit / allowance.
* Reverse the cuts in carers’ allowances and conditions
* An equitable tax system.
* A third tax band of 50% to be introduced. The threshold would be set at the level of 250% of the Average Industrial Wage.
* An end to the “Tax fugitive” system
* Introduction of a wealth tax
* Eliminate all non-productive tax allowances and eliminate al tax allowances that are a direct or indirect subsidy to the private sector.
* Oppose residential property tax or Service charges.
* Maintain funding to our public health and education system – end funding to private health and education.
* Completely separate the private and public health system.
* De-bureaucratise the HSE
* End the scandal of a €0.5 billion annual subsidy to private landlords – invest the money in public sector housing.
* Upgrade our private housing stock through a subsidised insulation scheme
* Modernise our water network
* State supervised scheme of re-negotiated mortgage terms for family homes in negative equity and mortgage difficulty."
26-County Budget - latest salvo in a war of economic imperialism
national | anti-capitalism | press release Tuesday October 15, 2013 16:13 by Republican Sinn Féin Galway - Sinn Féin Poblachtach
Statement by the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton, October 15, 2013
Once again the Leinster House political elite have targeted the most vulnerable members of society in order to protect the interests of the wealthy. The singling out of the elderly and the young unemployed exposes the harsh reality of the neo-liberal economics that drives the economic and social policy of the 26-County Administration. Cutting access to a full medical card to thousands of people over seventy as well as the renewed targeting of the young unemployed, leaving many with no other option but to emigrate, is reminiscent of the ‘Poor Law’ mentality of the 1840s when starvation or the coffin ship were the only options that were provided. The ability to care for the old and provide for the young define what is a civilised society. The barbarians have breached the gates.
The Leinster House political class are collaborating against the interests of their own people in order to prop up the economic agenda of the EU power elites. This budget is just the latest salvo in a war of economic imperialism being waged against ordinary people, workers, the unemployed, the rural and urban poor, the young and the old across Europe.
The budget as an exercise is largely a media event, as the major decisions are already made by the political and economic masters in Brussels and the European Central Bank. This is the new face of imperialism and people must awake to the reality that they are now locked in a struggle for the very survival of the norms of a civilised society not only in Ireland but across Europe and beyond.