The Indo report that Eamon Gilmore has ruled out cuts in pay for those with the safest jobs in the country – he will however save money by cutting 750 million from Capital Spending (that’s spending on infrastructure such as school buildings, roads, hospitals etc).
So there you have it, priorities clear as day – protect incumbent well-paid workers with safe jobs, cut spending that would create jobs. Feck the unemployed!
No bio, some books worth reading – The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves – Matt Ridley .
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance -Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm