Budget #2 CORI Justice Analysis and Critique 2009

Posted on Saturday, 13 June 2009

Social Justice Ireland's Budget Briefing

Budget lacks vision as banks escape and children are targeted

This Budget lacks a guiding vision.This in turn gives rise to some very serious problems.

The Budget allows many of those who created the present series of crises, particularly the banks, to escape.  At the same time the vulnerable, particularly children, are targeted to pay for the misbehaviour and fraud of others.  Government made a sensible decision to change its borrowing parameters.  However, it showed a profound lack of understanding of the social crisis that Ireland is currently facing.