Sinn Féin would reverse Government cuts and introduce new Budget – Adams
Speaking in Dublin as the Finance Bill passed through the Oireachtas, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said Government cuts, which Fine Gael and Labour intended to implement would be deeply damaging. In Government, Sinn Féin would reverse the cuts and introduce a new Budget.
Gerry Adams said:
“Sinn Féin is the only party entering this election offering the voters a real alternative.
“In government neither Fine Gael or Labour would lift a finger to undo what has been done by this Government.
“Micheál Martin has said that in opposition he will support a Fine Gael-led Government in implementing the cuts agenda.
“This weekend sees the Finance Bill pass through the Oireachtas.
“This gives legal affect to the Budget cuts which will damage society hurting the most vulnerable of our citizens.
“The Government was facilitated in introducing this Finance Bill by both Fine Gael and Labour.
“Yesterday we had the farce of Fine Gael’s trip to Europe around the EU/IMF deal. This was an election stunt. The question is what will these parties do in Government?
“Sinn Féin in government would reverse the cuts contained in the Finance Bill and introduce a new Budget.
“We would not increase taxes on low earners but would ensure that those who can afford to pay more pay their fair share.
“We would reject the EU/IMF deal which is a digout for greedy bankers and speculators, not a bailout for Irish citizens.”