Fine Gael has promised abolishment of the USC and more jobs in its long-term economic plan.
The party has promised to create 200,000 jobs over the next five years, abolish the Universal Social Charge and hire 10,000 extra nurses, Gardaí and teachers.
The Fine Gael plan also commits to extra spending for public services. This is notable particularly in health services.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the document today, and claimed that if Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil were to get into government, the recovery would come to a sudden halt with their high tax and spend policies. He claimed the people must stick with Fine Gael.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan says if the recovery is not kept going, there will be no money for the election promises.
Mr Noonan said: “This isn’t theory, if you want to see the working example have a look at Greece.
“Sinn Féin were very interested in Greece for a while, they used to go out there visiting and they were out there participating in the elections, and their march to the Greek embassy.
“Remember all the Greek flags that were going around? They will be going out as spot prizes at Sinn Féin’s dances north and south in the future.
“And it was the Greek model they were so interested in.”