Between 2011 and 2015 the government will raise tax revenues 26% while cutting spending by 11%. This is not a pro-growth strategy, taking an extra €8.9 billion a year out of our pockets in 2015 than in 2012. We need fair taxes, but these have to give businesses, individuals and families a fair chance to grow our economy. A tax increase harms the economy twice as much as cutting wasteful government spending programs.
Old Politics Failure
Politicians seem to view your take home pay or a regular businesses profits as the part of their piggy bank they haven’t raided yet. Time and again profligate politicians have taken money from the real and productive economy not to pay for nurses, teachers and Gardai – of whom we have less and less – but to prop up special interests and avoid tackling government waste, inefficiency and ineffectiveness.
Aaron’s plan for government reform will see targeted tax cuts to stimulate job growth; less tax burden being placed on individuals and families in the future; and more emphasis on tackling the inordinately high costs of government.
Cut Taxes to Grow Jobs
- Eliminate all taxes on small and targeted businesses in the critical phases of expanding turnover and staff numbers – 10.75% Employers PRSI, rates, charges and any other cash government sucks away from new job growth
- Eliminate taxes on investment into viable businesses – Real investors in real businesses should see Ireland as a tempting place to invest. 0% of something that creates jobs is better than 10% of nothing
- Free businesses from tying down up to 23% of their cash in VAT that will be rebated to them as they’re not liable to pay it – That money is better off creating jobs and opportunities
- Root out and drive down government influenced costs on business, from paperwork administration to airport charges
- Government will cut every cent of wasteful spending possible before considering to ask for more from individuals and families
- A planned for commitment to lower individual taxes over time by controlling government spending
- A detailed outline of expected tax changes will be published several years in advance, to provide as much certainty as possible to individuals and families