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People must decide between austerity or jobs and growth – Adams

4 May, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking today at the launch of the Sinn Féin Austerity Treaty referendum poster campaign Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD said, “The choice before the people on May 31st is clear, people must decide if they are for more austerity or for investment in jobs and growth.”

Deputy Adams said:

“I want to welcome the recent interest in jobs and growth from the Yes side in the referendum campaign. But talking about jobs doesn’t get people off the dole. To create jobs you have to invest.

“You cannot create jobs by cutting €8.6 billion from the domestic economy. Yet this is what Fine Gael and Labour have signed up to. And if we vote yes to the Austerity Treaty on May 31st we will be signing up to a further €6 billion in cuts and tax hikes post 2015.

“The impact of all of these cuts and tax increases will be to further damage the domestic economy resulting in further jobs losses.

“The Government is talking jobs while implementing austerity. It simply makes no sense.

“On May 31st people have a clear choice between more austerity or investment in jobs and growth.” 

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