Sinn Fein and Corporation Tax ?

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What is Sinn Fein's Policy on Corp Tax , Did they in the past advocate increasing it , Has that policy changed ?
 


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Reacting to Enda Kenny’s call for Sinn Féin to clarify its position in relation to corporation tax, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan Arthur Morgan has said:

“Sinn Féin will take no lectures from Fine Gael or Enda Kenny on financial strategy or on tax, particularly given their position in the consensus for cuts and their support for the Lisbon Treaty.

“Fine Gael backed the policies that created this crisis. They continue to support the Government’s disastrous economic polices just as they supported the Government in the Lisbon Treaty referendum when Sinn Féin said the EU will go after our corporation tax.

“As it becomes clear to the public that Fine Gael does not offer any real alternative to voters, Enda Kenny is desperately trying to gain some publicity for its ailing by-election candidate Barry O’Neill.

“Sinn Féin wants an overhaul of the taxation system that will see a fair and just regime. Taxation must be progressive, fair and equitable. We have set out a clear alternative budgetary approach in our pre budget submission. I would suggest that Enda Kenny take the time to read that document.

As we have already made clear Sinn Féin has no intention of supporting increases to the corporation tax levels in this State in the foreseeable future.” ENDS
Fine Gael continuing to back Government- Sinn Féin, November 19, 2010
 

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Next Doherty should be asked whether he thinks the killing of Garda Jerry McCabe is a crime... whether he believes Adams had Jean McConville killed... etc etc
 

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And whether Padraig Pearse and Roger Casement were kiddie fiddlers....:rolleyes:


Poor Inda.
 

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What is Sinn Fein's Policy on Corp Tax , Did they in the past advocate increasing it , Has that policy changed ?
They did in the past advocate increasing it but backtracked when they were ridiculed in the run-up to the 2007 election.
 
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It's been posted to death.

But, wow.
This is almost certainly our next Taoiseach:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-iqGmIFdC0]YouTube - Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin[/ame]
 

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They should be. It is a disgrace that no political party in Ireland challenges the illogical orthodoxy on corporate tax at a time when the country is starved of revenue.

As I have pointed out on numerous threads before, there is no coherent argument why the corporate tax rate couldn't be raised a couple of points with no adverse effects (the nearest rate above ours in 15%). There are plenty of pressing reasons why a raise should at least be discussed and a thorough impact assessment done.

It is a sorry indictment of Irish politics, and the lack of any strategic policy thinking therein, that no debate on this crucial issue is even countenanced. It is one thing FG and FF swallowing the evidence-less spin and guff that IBEC has chucked at them, it is a whole other thing that Labour, SF and the Greens refuse to even consider debating whether it remains valid.
 
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setanta

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Contrast this dreadful performance with that of Eamon Gilmore last Friday.
 

picador

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They should be. It is a disgrace that no political party in Ireland charges the illogical orthodoxy on corporate tax at a time when the country is starved of revenue.

As I have pointed out on numerous threads before, there is no coherent argument why the corporate tax rate couldn't be raised a couple of points with no adverse effects (the nearest rate above ours in 15%). There are plenty of pressing reasons why a raise should at least be discussed and a thorough impact assessment done.

It is a sorry indictment of Irish politics, and the lack of any strategic policy thinking therein, that no debate on this crucial issue is even countenanced. It is one thing FG and FF swallowing the evidence-less spin and guff that IBEC has chucked at them, it is a whole other thing that Labour, SF and the Greens refuse to even consider debating whether it remains valid.
Bang on. 12.5% has become a symbol of Ireland masculinity.

Given the parlous condition of the state coffers a rise of up to 2% should be comtemplated.

And something should be done about Shell getting natural resources for next to nothing.
 

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Well that was a cheap shot from Kenny, Backfired straight away, Falling back to his stupid ways , even his own candidate said S.F will not be in government,
 

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Why should Irealnd have a lower rate than any other country in europe ?

cos its part of our overall strategy to attract MNC's to operate from here, provide employment, etc.

true its not the only reason they come here but it sure as heck is one of the major reasons we attract so much FDI
 

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Why should Irealnd have a lower rate than any other country in europe ?
To give us an edge when trying to attract foreign direct investment. So the argument goes at any rate.

Puzzled as to why FG would put this forward as their Private Members motion next week. All parties in the Dail will be quite happy to support it. Surely FG would have got more mileage out of something related to say the IMF negotiations.
 


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