The Government has indicated that it has €1.5 billion that can be used for either decreasing taxes or increasing public spending in the next Budget. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement below?
“The government should prioritise investing in public services rather than spending money to cut income taxes”
The results are clear - a robust survey, carried out independently, shows overwhelming support for increasing the minimum wage and prioritising investment in public services over cutting income taxes.
The government have signaled they intend for a 50/50 split between tax cuts and increased spending in the next budget.The results in this poll show that this needs to be considered carefully becasue the Irish people would like a social recovery, not just an economic one.