Posted by Daz on October 24, 2009 at 22:36:38:
In Reply to: re: 'cosy and privileged' - the view of irish teachers across the water posted by Mairt on October 23, 2009 at 19:24:44:
Everything that guy wrote, Mairt, was directly contrasted with his own situation. That's a fairly unsubtle and crucial difference, for a start.
Now, I'm going to presume that the first line of your response is directed at my own high quality contributions to this fine board :)
If not, the following point still stands, however.
The short term greed of developers and the bankers, the idiocy, corruption and wink-and-elbow legislative arrangements of the Dáil- These things that have directly affected my take home pay for the past 6 months, and if I'm honest it wasn't great to start.
They have made it impossible for me to own a home in Ireland under any conditions short of indentured slavery.
They have driven up the cost of living in this country to the extent where the working wage is essentially a poverty line.
They've failed in every duty they are paid to fulfil, the first of which is to represent myself and every other citizen of the country in an honest and considered manner.
Now, if you want to place any criticism I, as a citizen and voter, have of the Dáil, or any complaints I may have, as a taxpayer against the Nama beneficiaries, alongside the bitchings of a malcontent in another country about how people in his job here (who he does not compete with, and to whose salaries he does not contribute) have it easier, feel free.
Are they the same thing? Are they even close?
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