From Socialist Voice, November 2010

Harney should get the axe


As the Government prepares to slash and burn public ervices in order to pay the debts incurred by banks, speculators and property developers and to prop up a failed and decaying system, the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, has promised to slash €1 billion from the health budget.
     The wealthy and powerful will remain untouched. They own the state and are using it to impose their will and to secure their interests.
     The HSE has also announced that it wants six thousand workers in the health service to take voluntary redundancy, and to leave before Christmas.
     A health service that was already on the rocks may well go under with further cuts in spending, while the health-for-profit sector continues to grow. But then there are big profits to be made in treating the sick.

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