It is budget time.
Not for the first time I would like to emphasise the budget balance is not as important as the state of the economy.
Hence I am pretty much in agreement with ROSS GITTINS on what to do in the short term.
In the medium term I would implement most of HARRY CLARKE'S suggestions.
As JOHN EDWARDS points out 4/5 of the problems of the budget deficit is because of revenue and this is where most of the 'improvement' in the budget is coming from with this government
Tonight we shall find out.