Budget Proposals from Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary

The Sunday Tribune asked some people to give their ideas on what the December Budget should contain.
Michael O’Leary of Ryanair was always going to make controversial suggestions  – but are they really that crazy or are there  some sensible ideas in there?

Some of his Budget  2010 suggestions are:

Close all the government quangos which currently exist, making all of the useless bureaucrats who populate them redundant and saving €8bn per annum.

Make  all public-sector employees (including the Dáil and Seanad) to work a minimum 40 hour week, with a maximum of 20 days annual leave. Since this would improve productivity in the public sector by at least 20%, every fifth public servant would be made redundant and this would save €5bn.

Implement the McCarthy report in full and save €5bn a year.

Reduce all social-welfare benefits, including children’s allowance, by 20% saving €4bn a year.

See his full list of suggestions along with those from some others here