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Building a sustainable and fair recovery is a matter of choice – Senator David Cullinane

8 February, 2016 - by David Cullinane TD


Speaking in Dungarvan this evening, Sinn Féin general election candidate Senator David Cullinane said building a sustainable and fair recovery for the Irish people is a matter of choice. He made the remarks at an election campaign rally in Lawlors Hotel, alongside Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada. 

Senator David Cullinane said;

“Politics is about priorities and the choices we make. The electorate have an historic opportunity to choose a Sinn Féin-led, progressive Government that will end inequality and unfairness. We have an opportunity to choose a government that puts the rights of the people above the desires of the wealthy and well-connected. 

“Sinn Féin are in this election to win. We want to see a government that will work to unite the country and deliver on the promises of the 1916 Proclamation. Our opponents, the establishment parties of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour, have tries to dismiss Sinn Féin, but we have caught them out on their spin and their spoofing. 

“They are trying to buy the electorate with their empty promises that are based on overblown and incorrect figures. Put simply, their sums don't add up. Rather than facing up to the fact they got their numbers totally wrong they are lashing out like scolded children. 

“Enda Kenny won't attempt an explanation because he thinks the people are stupid and wouldn't understand his answer. Labour are sticking with their numbers, even though they know they're incorrect, and Fianna Fail are staying quiet and hoping no-one notices. 

“Sinn Féin has a vision, and we have a plan to build a long-term, sustainable and fair economic recovery. We have no interest in the boom-and-bust model of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour, or of gambling on the economy for political popularity. 

“Sinn Fein will choose to prioritise jobs growth across all regions including rural Ireland and neglected regions such as the South East. Sinn Féin will choose to prioritise the SME sector as a few driver of economic growth and job creation. 

“Sinn Féin will choose to invest in housing, childcare and health. We will ensure the recovery is fair and we will scrap Water Charges and the Family Home Tax. We will take 277,000 low-paid workers out of USC and build a universal health care system for all. 

“Politics is about choosing priorities, and building a fair and sustainable recovery is a matter of choice.”

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