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    Default Labour wants to cut deficit and promote jobs

    Labour have outline their alternatives for next years budget. Alternatives which include:

    - A 48pc top tax rate for the highest earners - single workers earning more than €100,000 or a couple taking in €200,000;

    - A €190,000 cap on all public servant and political salaries and cut the sector pay bill by €400m in 2011;

    - Follow that with a €1.4bn reduction in the public sector pay bill over three years;

    - Abolition of property-based tax relief and breaks;

    - Save €215m from the welfare bill by cutting fraud and curbing the rent supplement spend;

    - Car-pooling for ministers and Garda drivers to be replaced by civilians except when security issues are a concern;

    - An enforced €100m contribution from the 7,000 exiles said to be based part-time in Ireland;

    - A modest cut of €250 in the personal tax credit system;

    - Increase in the rate of Deposit Interest Retention Tax to 30pc.

    - An increase in the tax on second homes to €500;

    - Cap the Taoiseach's salary at €190,000 and bring in a corresponding further reduction of 17pc to the wages of all ministers and Ministers of State;

    - Achieving approximately €960m in non-pay savings next year;

    - Introduce a jobs fund of €500m next year;

    - Maintain investment in education and frontline services in health, while reducing the cost base in the health service.
    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-2447500.html

    Most of it seems pretty bland and predictable. I think €190,000 for the Taoiseach and high level public servants is still too much. They should get no more than €150,000.

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    Default Re: Labour wants to cut deficit and promote jobs

    The Taoiseach - HE gets 190,000 , REGARDLESS of what job HE does?

    How is that fair - how about performance related pay like the rest of us?


    They have been driving around and living in decandence for far too long on our backs while helping these banksters sell us dud loans,when they simply haven't earned any of it,how can we take anything they have to say seriously anymore.

    AND TO SIMPLY SAY THE OPPOSITION WERE NOT A PART OF THE PROBLEM IS INSULTING TO IRISH PEOPLE WHO KNOW BETTER!

    You know i saw that programme on bootlegging and it made me sick ,our government seem more interested in cracking down on that than solving the jobs crisis,having fas workers on a drug task force?

    DUBLIN FOUR IS NOT THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE,OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO LIVE TOO!

    All these proposals they put foward..as soon as they get into the dail,its a differnet story,they put all those false promises on the back stop and listen more to thier lobbyists than do what they are supposed to do represent people on social issues,stand up to the banks and the EU.

    What i would like to see is performance related pay for these idiots for a start,and get rid of the fake jobs quangos..

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