Monday, March 09, 2015

Gerry in Wonderland aims to divert attention from SF tax hikes

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has rubbished Gerry Adams’s claim that working people earning between €30,000 and €70,000 have nothing to fear from Sinn Féin. 

“Sinn Féin’s latest attempt to divert attention away from their plans for massive tax hikes on working people is yet another example of Sinn Féin hypocrisy.

“On Sunday’s The Week in Politics Gerry Adams said that workers earning between €30,000 and €70,000 have nothing to fear from Sinn Féin. This is despite the fact that their tax plans would result in a 7% tax hike on working people.

“Gerry’s Adams’ latest musings strongly contrast the views of his finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty. He told the Oireachtas Finance Committee on 18th November that some workers who earn between €32,000 and €70,000 are hard pressed ‘but a lot of them are not’.

“The fact is that Sinn Féin is determined to target middle income pay packets to fund their wild promises. 

“Gerry Adams also said he would take 200,000 people out of the USC net. This is a strange pledge considering his party voted against our tax and USC cuts in the Finance Bill that brought the number of people taken out of USC by the Government to 410,000.

“Sinn Féin is promising wonderland but we don’t have to fall through the rabbit hole to find out what happens in Gerry Adam’s nonsensical world. We just have to look to Northern Ireland where Sinn Féin is implementing wide-ranging cuts.

“Sinn Féin’s reckless policies will put the economic recovery at risk. Gerry Adam’s admitted as much yesterday when he said their policies could cost jobs. Fine Gael in Government is determined to secure the recovery by aiming to achieve full employment by 2018 and making work pay by reducing tax and USC for low and middle income earners.”

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