Targeting the Vulnerable

The story of Budget 2020 is about the less well off bearing the burdens once again. Social Justice Ireland summed it up best today with the headline – “Budget betrays the vulnerable as many left further behind” (Read the article here).

There are always choices to be made within a budget, but I think it is astonishing that the Government did not introduce a wealth tax.

Why did they target people on the edge of energy poverty with carbon taxes instead of putting the tax burden on the corporations who are responsible for most of the emissions?

The right choices were not made.

Speaking with Aidan Crowley on CRCfm.