Sociologist, local councillor, activist from Malta

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

2012 Deficit: The dismantling of Malta's welfare state?

Malta's official 2012 final financial figures are out. As predicted, the deficit is much higher than expected. Reducing income tax for high earners will not only be socially regressive, but will also rob Malta of a much needed source of revenue, and thus widen the financial hole. In turn, this will result in greater pressure on Malta's welfare state, the same welfare state which has helped Malta avoid massive poverty, unlike many other countries which have long gone neo-liberal. Approving such policies in an age of austerity is uncalled for.

1 comment:

Daniel Desira said...

There is a saying that only good governments make unpopular decisions that benefit the country in the long term. Here are some other wasteful decisions that PL and PN have promised before elections http://danieldesira.blogspot.com/2013/04/mikes-beat-2012-deficit-dismantling-of.html