So the bludget is tomorrow and as my boss said, the country is flucked!
The Government cannot put the blame for this tough budget on outside forces. They have been in Government now for nearly 12 years and must share some of the blame.
I was at a fundraising lunch on Friday for Colm Burke and the Guest speakers were Pat Cox and Brian Lucy. Coming out of that lunch I was depressed. Its not looking good for us.
So what should the Government do? Here are my ideas:
- Cut Junior Minister (I know they are cutting 5, so 3 more wont hurt)
- Means test or tax childrens allowance (Consider it part of income)
- Increase top rate of tax
- Reduce civil service
- Reduce TD/Senators/Ministers Pay and Expenses (10% seams like an idea)
- Scrap E-Voting Machines
- Increase the upper “Lenihan Levy” rate
Well they are my ideas. Not sure if I would go as far as what Brian Lucy wants which is to Nationalise the banks. Do you have any ideas for the Brian Lenihan?