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    Enda plans to put 75000 back to work

    It's all right everyone, Enda's here to fix things.

    Kenny's big plan to get 75,000 off dole in major jobs stimulus - Independent.ie

    Right so...forget the 5 point plan. Too big. Too unwieldy. Never realistic to expect the govt to meet it, stupid of the voters to believe it was possible really. It's 2013, we need something smooth, streamlined, nimble. So we need a 3 point plan!


    * Engage differently with people who are unemployed.

    * Revive the construction sector.

    * Demonstrate that work can actually pay.
    Our target here is to take 20,000 off the long-term unemployed in the course of the next 12 months and to take 75,000 off the long-term unemployed by 2015. And that's a pretty ambitious target, but we think it's achievable
    Now....what's detailed in the article isn't really a plan. It's 3 bullet points. That's not a plan. A plan details specifics on you're going to achieve your target, how that target will be measured, who's responsible for delivery etc etc. This is just talk.

    Outside of 3 bed semis in Dublin, there's no residential construction demand. We have loads of available retail property. So really the "revival" of the construction sector (which is usally driven by demand as opposed to "Let's have a construction industry so we can have jobs for people, wooooo!") needs to take place in the infrastructural areas. The areas cut by this govt. No note here on new infrastructure projects.

    The Government will also use private sector companies to help unemployed people get back to work along with the new form of social welfare offices.
    What's not working in the current offices? Why do we need new ones? Is the problem so bad that revolution as opposed to evolution is required? How much will the reform cost vs how much are the drawbacks currently costing?

    The Coalition will also consider ways to deal with the black economy, such as offering tax credits for people who employ registered contractors.
    They'll consider? Well this plan's obviously finished. It's a shining beacon for all.

    This really does smack of talking for the sake of talking. Or maybe we'll be sitting here on the 18th July 2014 and 20k jobs will have been created solely as a part of this plan.
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    I believe this might provides lots of construction work*, put us on the map AND cost less then the bank bailout.**
    Space elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    •We already have experience with the spire in O'Connell St and as long as we avoid the aul pyrite it will last for years!
    •Michael O'Leary can run it and kick you out two miles from the bottom.
    •Obviously the Healy Raes will want it in Kerry and what with carrantuohill being the highest peak in Ireland and all it makes total sense.
    •after it's built we can employ lots of staff to operate and maintain the lifts and paint the outside.

    Now can someone please invent some carbon nanotubes!

    * before someone asks I'm being facetious!
    **the sad part is the bank bailout probably did cost us more!
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    75000 people working 17 hours a week............sorted
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    This is great news ... more jobs ... don't hold your breath .... And here's what out great leader had to say:

    "I am acutely aware of the enormous sacrifices people have made as we continue on the road to recovery, and the best way to repay their patience and resilience is to ensure that this Government is unrelenting in its drive for jobs.

    OMG. Does he mean they haven't been unrelenting up to now? I'll wait to see how long it takes for the Live Register to go under 300,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    I believe this might provides lots of construction work*, put us on the map AND cost less then the bank bailout.**
    Space elevator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    •We already have experience with the spire in O'Connell St and as long as we avoid the aul pyrite it will last for years!
    •Michael O'Leary can run it and kick you out two miles from the bottom.
    •Obviously the Healy Raes will want it in Kerry and what with carrantuohill being the highest peak in Ireland and all it makes total sense.
    •after it's built we can employ lots of staff to operate and maintain the lifts and paint the outside.

    Now can someone please invent some carbon nanotubes!

    * before someone asks I'm being facetious!
    **the sad part is the bank bailout probably did cost us more!
    Don't forget the Unobtainium.

    Also, don't tell The politicians about the Unobtainium or they'll sign away all the exploration rights to foreigners and we'll get nattin.
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    Is emigration a factor in his "plan"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bates View Post
    This is great news ... more jobs ... don't hold your breath .... And he's what out great leader had to say:

    "I am acutely aware of the enormous sacrifices people have made as we continue on the road to recovery, and the best way to repay their patience and resilience is to ensure that this Government is unrelenting in its drive for jobs.

    OMG. Does he mean they haven't been unrelenting up to now? I'll wait to see how long it takes for the Live Register to go under 300,000.
    They've been in power for 2 years. Couldn't enda have come up with these 3 points before now and had 40k in work? WHY DOES ENDA HATE THE UNEMPLOYED????
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    a 3 point plan is just not good enough.

    we need more 5 point plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    a 3 point plan is just not good enough.

    we need more 5 point plans.
    I dunno, Jesus stripped down the 12 point plan to a 2 point one and things have been A-ok in the world since then.
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