230. Budget 2023 – We Have The Money

Government has finances in Budget 2023 to really tackle cost of living crisis -but will it?
This Reboot Republic podcast is part of our Budget 2023 special series (3 available now on members feed) on putting forward proposals to tackle the cost of living, energy and housing crisis. In this first episode Rory talks to Susanne Rogers, Research and Policy Officer with Social Justice Ireland, Michael Taft, economist with SIPTU and Tom McDonnell economist and co-director with NERI.

We discuss the real fiscal space available to invest in Budget 2023 – it is closer to 12bn (not 6bn), increasing welfare in line with inflation, energy price caps, a wealth tax, 100% retrofit grants and state construction company to build homes why we need to invest in public services rather than tax cuts, and why we should focus on wellbeing indicators rather than GDP.
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