Yesterday, I thought it was an April Fool's joke.
Herself mentioned in passing that our Beloved Leader Dame Enda had berated some bloke saying that if he could afford a pint, he could afford to pay his water bills.
I dismissed it, as nobody could be so mean minded and petty as to suggest that a man shouldn't even drink a pint.
I was wrong.
I found a video of Dáil proceedings [a sort of Leader’s Question Time] where Gerry Adams demands some answers from Dame Enda.
I am no great fan of Gerry Adams. I don't follow his political philosophies and certainly don't vote for him or his party. However, in the video he makes the salient point that the gubmint has been working for the benefit of the banks to the detriment of the Ordinary Man. He points out that the banks have not reduced their mortgage rates and the gubmint have done fuck all about it, while at the same time bills are about to be sent out to every house in the country irrespective of income or circumstance, demanding payment for water.
At the end of the video, Dame Enda makes his assertion that if a man can afford a couple of pints then he can afford to pay for his water.
This summarises our gubmint up to perfection – they are of the opinion that they are entitled to every cent that is left in our pockets after we have paid for the most basic of necessities such as a loaf of stale bread. Forget that humble little luxury – the gubmint reckons if you can afford that then they should have the cash. We should have no spare money whatsoever as the gubmint deserves it all. If we have more than the barest essentials, then we have too much.
As an aside to the above, but on the same subject, I also watched a video where one of my local representatives analyses the figures and points out that Irish Water has cost in the billions to set up, yet the amount they are charging won't even cover the cost to collecting that charge which shows how farcical the whole setup is. I won't bother embedding it but you'll find it here.
I now have a problem.
I have run out of words to describe Dame Enda and his partners in crime.
"Mendacious grasping little cunts" is too good for them.
"Ebola infested pile of shit" is unfair to both Ebola and shit.
"Pustules on the arse of humanity" is frankly too sweet.
I badly need to expand my vocabulary to cover that sub-class of the species called "politician".