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.