Budget 2013 – Some observations

  By Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan @seanwhelanRTE  They cut less than they said they would.  And they taxed more than they said they would. Overall the Budget adjustment is the advertised €3.5 billion. But up until Saturday morning the official line was still a cut to current spending of €1.7 billion, and a tax rise of €1.25 billion (including carry over from measured announced in last year’s budget). Instead we got cuts to current spending of €1.44 billion and a …