AD – No electoral gimmicks
AD will be the progressive voice of reason and steer away from electoral gimmicks, said AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio.
AD feels it is unacceptable that both PN and PL are making irresponsible promises and tax cut proposals. The truth according to PN is that money for public services has to come from somewhere and the tax cuts proposed will result in less Government revenue and less funds for the public services.
On the other hand, AD is proposing progressive tax measures were those who can contribute most, do so. This model ensures that necessary funds are available for universal public services and a sustainable welfare state and is used by countries with the strongest social model, such as Nordic countries.
AD Spokesperson for Education Mario Mallia, said he was critical to the Education proposals that promise tablets across the board for students particularly by the PN. He feels that while a continuing investment in the country’s IT strategy is important; the provision has to be discussed within the context of the general needs of all students.
As regards to the Gozo tunnel proposals the same issues arise, since the proposed cost of hundreds of millions of Euros act as a distraction from the immediate concerns of Gozitans.
"It is also unfortunate that the EU is also being used as a pretext for a substantial amount funding for such projects when such funding is far from guaranteed" stated AD Mario Mallia.