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Government has no mandate for savage budget – Adams

7 December, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan


Speaking from Leinster House today Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government has no mandate to introduce today’s budget.

Mr Adams said there is a better way forward based on stimulating the economy, creating jobs, reforming the tax system and building an economy that serves citizens instead of punishing them.

He said:

“Sinn Féin will vote against the budget. This budget will be based on the IMF/EU sell-out deal and the fundamentally flawed four-year plan of Fianna Fáil and the Greens.

“We are totally opposed to the economic strategy of this government. It is punishing the least well off and depressing the economy. And all to bail out banks and bond-holders.

“Fianna Fáil and the Greens have no mandate to do what they are doing. This is a Government on its last legs yet it is trying to set the course for the economy for the next five years at least.

“There is a better way based on stimulating the economy, creating jobs, reforming the tax system and building an economy which serves citizens instead of punishing them.” ENDS

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