Impressing the neighbours
For the last few days, I have been puzzling over something.
The Government Opposition have tabled a motion of no confidence in our Gubmint. It is guaranteed to succeed, and at last we would be rid of those lying conniving bastards who have royally fucked up the entire country.
This is an occasion for celebration, and maybe even a spot of lynching, but suddenly the motion is held back. What the fuck? The opposition finally have a chance at succeeding at something they have been trying to do for the last two years, but decide to skip the chance? Why?
The reason they give is that the Finance Bill has to be passed. Apparently, according to the Constitution the bill has to be passed within four months of the Budget. That’s fair enough. The Budget was in December so there is plenty time yet. Let’s get the election over; get rid of the fuckwits and pass the Bill. But they won’t do that. Why?
I watched the television last night as I had heard they were to discuss this conundrum. I got my answer.
The budget was a nasty one. Our Minister for Poverty announced that “we all agree” that everyone should “take the pain”. My hole! I never agreed to that and I doubt anyone else did either. True to his word he has slapped extra taxation on absolutely everyone except for the low-paid. However his definition of “low pay” is apparently anything less than €4,000 a year!! Who the fuck earns only €4,000 a year? This budget affected everyone, and in particular the sick, the disabled, the elderly and children. The Opposition were in uproar. They all said that they could raise the funds in other ways.
But now suddenly they are prepared to pass through the Budget details into law, just so the Finance Bill can be passed before the election.
And the reason for this about-face?
I really couldn’t believe it when I heard it.
Because if the Bill were postponed, our European neighbours would not be impressed.
That is the sole reason this horrendous budget is being passed into law. Just to impress our fucking neighbours?
What is even worse is that all the parties except Sinn Fein have signed up to this madness.
Every single fucking one of them should be burned at the stake.
I think it tells you something about how bad the state of Irish politics has got when Sinn Fein are the voices of reason. It’s as if the entire nation has had a collective stroke.
Stuff the Finance Bill. What’s needed, quite simply, is for Ireland to have the election NOW. Once that’s out of the way, just stop bailing out the banks and let them fail. Also, get out of the Euro and bring back your own currency. It’s mostly because of your European neighbours and their currency that Ireland is in the mess that it is – the Irish owe Europe nothing.
They are rushing to pass this reckless bill because the EU have told then it must be passed so they can enslave the nation.
Here here to what The Grim Reaper said.
Or are the opposition hoping that all the shit will stick to Cowen as he wanders the political wilderness or more likely takes up a European position in private sector or more likely pulls a Kinnock type post?
our European neighbours would not be impressed
Leave out the word ‘European’ and it describes aspects of the Irish psyche perfectly … whatever you do, don’t let the neighbours know. Our so-called leaders suffered from that syndrome when they fudged about the bail-out. Just an extension of the ‘sweep it under the carpet’ mindset
Reaper – I always swore I wouldn’t support Sinn Fein but now I am beginning to have second thoughts. They really are the only alternative to the piss-heads in the other parties.
Peacock – The latest is that Fuhrer Merkel is suggesting that we could pay a lower interest rate on the bailout, in exchange for a greater control in our affairs.
Bill – I have a feeling that a lot of it is so whoever is in power can claim that it was Fianna Fail’s mess and nothing to do with them.
Tony S – Agreed. Combine that with a ferocious inferiority complex……….
Not to worry. There is a nut-ball group running around over here that claims the “End of Days” will be May 21st, 2011. The fall back date is 12/21/2012, the proclaimed end of the Mayan Calendar. Take your pick. As for me, I think the whole farce calls for more drinking.
Good on ya GD. Vote fer Gerry.
Willie – A LOT more drinking. It’s the only way to stay sane these days. I should just about be able to drink the entire pension pot in less than two years?
TT – I didn’t say I was going to vote for them. I said I would think about it. That Gerry friend of yours pisses me off – he insists on looking like me.
I am thinking about opening a illegal pub and brothel. That should tide me over the impending doom.
Did you hear Gerry displaying his wide ranging and total grasp of economics on local Louth radio. He was brilliant, made Cowan & Lenihan look like Nobel prizewinning economists. Now not many people could do that you have to admit. Well worth a vote I say, we need more people like him in the Dail.
Does someone listen to Louth Radio? Good Grief!