- Jan 6, 2012
BUDGET 2013: SACRED COWS
RTE ONE 22.35 03/12/12
Brian Hayes TD
Dr Donal Donavan
Pearse Doherty TD
According to a tweet by Brian Lucey tonights show is about "Sacred Cows".
"Looking forward to being on @rtefrontline tonight about sacred cows"
Pearse V Hayes!
Should be a good show tonight.
Brain Lucey has wrote an article on the "Sacred Cows".
http://brianmlucey.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/budgetary-sacred-cows/So we will see on Wednesday how nasty the budget bite is to be. We know the broad parameters, with the cabinet clearly leaking like a sieve, and it has been clear over the last few weeks that the reality is beginning to hit home that the pain is not just not over but will be more and more intense as we cut deeper into the deficit. A lot of the low hanging fruit is gone and we have heard time and again “nothing is off the table” when it comes to the budget. But of course, that is not the case. Whole ranges of things are, explicitly or implicitly, off the table and will not be touched in the budget. Ring-fencing anything while the state hemorrhages money is not a good idea.