Irish Electoral Campaign: Tax Cutters vs. Anti-Spenders
The incumbent government led by Bertie Ahern is promising that "The next step is to cut income taxes further and wipe out the country's national debt". Meanwhile, opposition parties are attacking the government for "wasteful spending". Of course, one can't rely on politicians keeping their promises, but it is nevertheless a good sign that the public debate is centered around the virtue of tax- and spending cuts. This makes it more likely that the tax- and spending cuts will actually happen.