Tomás Ó Flatharta

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ULA Budget 2013 Statement

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SE 31 – ULA Statement on Budget 2013
Commenting on the ULA’s pre budget statement Socialist Party/United Left Alliance TD for Dublin West Joe Higgins said:
“This statement for me is not about how I think the capitalist system should be run. The system itself is crisis and is failure from the point of view of working class people, low and middle income as well as the unemployed, pensioners and students. What the statement highlights is that economic activity as it is organised under this system continues to make a small minority obscenely wealthy and that if the economy was organised in a different manner the basis would be there to overturn the austerity and meet the needs of people. None of this, not the cancellation of the debt or the taxing of wealth, will be achieved by reasoning with the political establishment or the troika. Instead it has to be struggled for and if such a struggle takes place the resistance that would come from the rich to having their privileges challenged would make clearer to ordinary people the need for a fundamentally different type of society. For me that is a democratic socialist alternative to capitalist crisis.”

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Nov 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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