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Exchequer figures show 2012 was another year wasted on austerity – Ó Snodaigh

3 January, 2013 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Responding to the exchequer figures published today Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said the figures show that 2012 was another year wasted on austerity.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the government must change its economic policy to one that genuinely protects the vulnerable and gives the domestic economy a chance to recover.

He said;

“Emigration is as high as ever, youth unemployment is among the highest in the EU and we still have no deal on banking debt.

“Today’s figures show that the economy continues to flatline.

“Clearly austerity is not working and 2012 was another year wasted on this policy.

“The effects of the budget will mean more taxes on those already shouldering the burden decreasing their ability to spend while bankers, top civil servants and politicians are still paid too much.

“The government must the government must change its economic policy to one that genuinely protects the vulnerable and gives the domestic economy a chance to recover.”

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