Alternative? The People's Budget



grafter1

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Cut spending in 2011 to expected tax revenues for the year and tell the IMF that they are no longer needed
 

firefly123

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Impose a wealth tax on earnings over 250k. Say at 60%. If the wealthy don't like it and leave then their citizenship is withdrawn. If they stay and try to fiddle the money out of the country they are imprisioned for 5 years. Their accountants get 10 years (in the joy).
Either they live with it or go away and someone else will step up to the plate.

Each and every PS worker to justify their role in the scheme of things with particular focus on upper and mddle management. Failure to do so = p45
 

eoghanacht

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Default on the bank debts.

Abolish the senate.

Cut TD's wages to 90k
Cut their number by a third or by half.

Reduce the salaries of all top civil servants,semi state body etc
Remove taxloopholes.
 

Ethan Edwards

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1. Reduce the Presidents household budget by 35%
2. Reduce the Presidents salary by 30%
3. Reduce the Taioseach salary by 30% this to be followed by all Ministers, TD’s,
4. All forigen trips by state representatives are to be by commerical filght.
5. The pension entitlements of Td's Ministers Taioseach, President are to reflect their new reduced salary.
6. Pension entitlements for Td's Ministers Taioseach, President are to only kick in when they retire from public life and only one public pension for one public representative.
7. AP’s, PO’s, Assistant Sectary General and Secretary General or Semi State equivalents to have their salaries capped at and this to be reflected in their pension entitlements.
8. No more bonuses paid to top public servants and a clause to be placed in their contract that if they under perform or bring the reputation of their office or the Country into disrepute they can be removed forfeiting all entitlements.
9. Past Taoiseachs of Ireland are to have their allowances and perks curtailed and again only kick in when they retire from public life.
10. Judges to take a 25% reduction in salary and to be reflected in their pension
11. All Guango’s that are found to duplicating work done by the mother Dept are closed and staff transferred to were they are needed, all others not able to prove they are providing a necessary function/service to the people of Ireland are closed.
12. Drop the €10,000 annual postal allowance TD's receive to €2000 and all other allowances to reviewed downward to reflect our new situation.
13. No more “Turning up Money” for Dublin TD’s
14. Abolish Seanad Éireann
15. An indefinite recruitment ban on administrative public service appointments with exceptions for frontline staff this does not include the Army which is to be reduced in size through natural wastage to a well resourced core with a renewed focus on building up the PDF as a support.
16. Public Servants are to take over clerical work currently being done by Garda, Army, Navy, Air Corp.
17. Any Public Representative who is claiming an expense from the state must produce an appropriate receipt or no payment.
18. Double all fines.
19. Collect all outstanding fines.
20. 2cent tax on all texts
21. 20cent rise on cigarettes
22. 20cent rise on spirits
23. 10cent rise on beers
24. 10cent tax on all online purchases.
25. The ceiling on PRSI is to be doubled.
26. Cut all overseas aid for the time being.
27. All Town & County Councils abolished replaced with 3 Provincial Councils (Ulster can join with Connaught) plus one for Dublin City
28. People in Prison for non-payment of fines released and given community service.
29. All foreign nationals in Irish prisons are to be repatriated to their own country to serve the remainder of their sentence in their home prisons which we will pay for only if this works out cheaper.
30. All photocopiers and printers in the public service to be automatically set to double sided.
31. Corporation tax to remain unchanged.
32. As much as possible generic medicines to be purchased by the HSE.
33. All consultants to make a choice public or private no in-between.
34. All Army medical centres around the Country are to be opened to the public.
35. The Armies Equastrian school to be closed till further notice.
36. All Garda currently driving Government Ministers or standing outside Government buildings are to be replaced with military police.
37. A cap on the issuing of Taxi plates in line with population demand + 5% to be reviewed annually.
38. An inspector to be assigned to each Taxi rank to measure business activity, stop Q skipping and ensure minorities in the Taxi business are not excluded from ranks, parking is correct, and to deter/detect fraudsters.
39. All recent price hikes in heating and vehicle fuels are to be reversed
40. The end of financial support given to Private secondary schools.
41. If €70,000 or more is going into a household than child benefit is to be stopped.
42. RTE are to reduce salaries of their top earners.
43. We approach the EU and tell them we will be accepting no more workers from any other European Countries till the economy recovers unless the particularly skill is unavailable in Ireland.
44. A review of the €10 travel tax if deemed unproductive it is to be removed.
45. People on unemployment benefit are to be encouraged to take up voluntary positions in NGO’s, Social groups for an example of this would be the Scouts and associated organisations, if they volunteer for work in these organisations the cumulative hours will go towards extending the time period they can claim unemployment benefit (hours allowed to volunteer per week to be decided to best make the scheme effective for all) intern positions for newly qualified professionals e.g. solicitors are also to made available under the same scheme within Local Authorities and Public Service offices.
46. A level of Social Protection for those people whose business has closed due to the downturn to be introduced this programme is to be provided from the current SW budget through savings in other areas.
47. From this date there will be a one month amnesty for people who are claiming SW benefits fraudulently too stop, after this period expires anyone found defrauding the SW will be banned from any payments or benefits for one year.
48. The annual fee of €225 is paid to all medical practitioners for medical card holders currently on the books. I believe there are different rates paid depending on weather you are an OAP, unemployed, etc. this will be stopped.
49. Monies to be made available for the immediate building of a dedicated CF (cystic fibrosis) unit, until then an Army medical unit or NAMA hotel to be ring fenced for this purpose.
50. All Govt Departments must engage in “haggling” when in discussion with tenders.
51. If a Govt dept does not spend its budget delivering its service to the public, it is to be rewarded and encouraged.
52. A whistle blowers charter is to be introduced.
53. All medicines are to be classed as zero vat not just those that are designated by Revenue.
54. A web site were members of the public can submit ideas about raising revenue, this will also have a section for public servants to suggest cost saving measures in their section or Dept. If these measures are adopted the person will receive 10% of the first years savings or revenue generated.
 

firefly123

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Nicely done. Nothing I would complain about there. What would be the savings I wonder?
 

darkhorse

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Compulsory redundancy for all PS workers hired since 2002
50% cut in all PS pay, pensions and social welfare benefits
problem solved
 

Goban Saor

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Default on the bank debts.

Abolish the senate.

Cut TD's wages to 90k
Cut their number by a third or by half.

Reduce the salaries of all top civil servants,semi state body etc
Remove taxloopholes.
Can I see your Fine Gael membership card? Infact thats less radical than their proposals.
 

kingkenny

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33. All consultants to make a choice public or private no in-between.
34. All Army medical centres around the Country are to be opened to the public.

48. The annual fee of €225 is paid to all medical practitioners for medical card holders currently on the books. I believe there are different rates paid depending on weather you are an OAP, unemployed, etc. this will be stopped.

53. All medicines are to be classed as zero vat not just those that are designated by Revenue.
pmsl. obviously very little understanding of the health service but good effort! :D
 


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