Sunday, 5 December 2010
Why cuts are the wrong cure
Slí Eile: With less than 48 hours to go to the Budget we would do well to pause and think about the drive to cut more and more and to compound our debt crisis through higher unemployment and lower incomes. Every decision has a bearing on real people and communities. The message from this UK video clip is simple and powerful - cuts do not work. See this two-minute video clip here. The argument should not be about the ratio of spending cuts to tax increases within a false budgetary arithmetic set by the political Right. It should be about fiscal regeneration versus self-defeating cuts.