I love it. SF are attacked for not being prepared to tax enough. The previous attack over the last few years was SF a tax crazy party.And you think this march is about facing reality? It's a pie in the sky fest aimed solely at maximising SF's vote - that's the objection that a lot of people here seem to have. I'll walk behind someone who'll say that they will cut and tax as required, not someone who pretends there is an easy way out.
In reality SF only every focussed on highlighting the fact that compared to the OECD average our tax take was tiny and in order to havea sustainable fiscal position we would need to reform it.
SF are in a hard position. They are attacked from the right as being economically unsound by a regime that shor dead and skinned the Tiger, and a FG who broadly would have done the exact same. While on the their left they are attacked by parties that will never put together a pre-budget submission because they jsut dont do that thing. (To be fair an exception would be the Workers Party who seem well capable of putting policy work together - but the rest of them dont have the ability to do it)
To be fair to SF its a hard slog but I think there policy work is starting to offer a good alternative.