mr.agent, well put together post but you seem to be ignoring the fact that we have a coalition government in that you are measuring performance against the Five Point Plan instead of the Programme for Government. Alot of legislation has been delayed by the volume of stuff that has to be passed as a requirement under the MOU. The HSE board in place now is an interim one.
The reversal in the minimum wage, reduction in employers PRSI and a lower VAT rate on the tourism sector will all come into effect from 1st July, so not quite within the 100 days but not bad.
There may well be two pre September '08 people at BOI but I can’t see them being there for much longer.
It makes sense to start the immunisation against cervical cancer in September when the school year starts.
I don’t think labour stopped them from doing any of these 100 day targets they just didn’t get it together.
the programme for government is a complete joke. there are no targets or deadlines. Everything is couched in ambiguous language. It is a vaccuous brochure. A pale copy of the IMF programme, which itself is based on the FF 4 year plan from Nov 2010.
Kenny reminded us at the press conference today that although he can’t reveal any of the December budget he can say in the clearest terms that income tax will not rise. But income tax will go up in December 2011 and Dec 2012 in line with the imf programme. Either he knows this and he is hoping that when people see their take home pay drop in Jan 2012 that they will not consider it an income tax rise or else Enda doesn’t know that he has agreed to raise income tax in December. Which is it?
I doubt there will be much dissatisfaction with this government until next january when everyone sees their pay packet shrink.
Well surely that’s more for Noonan to figure out depending on how things look towards the end of the year. A reduction in take home pay while likely does not only have to come about vie income tax increases. A pay-cut with the taxes left alone would have the same effect. Stating the obvious and nit-picking but there it is.