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Austerity? What Austerity!

Conor McGarry has analysed the data from the Department of Finance monthly exchequer statements 1998 – 2012 and has discovered something rather interesting – the data shows that under the FG/Lab Government spending has actually been increasing, yet Austerity is defined as the policy of deficit-cutting by lowering spending.

2010 – €47b

2011 – €48b

2012 – €50.3b


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