Riddle me this ....
Just what exactly is the Private Sector in this country at this point in time ?
Solicitors/Barristers/Accountants and their sundry staff : most would be unemployed or earning far less if it wasn't for the government
Anybody working in a bank : no comment needed
GPs / Dentists : would be earning far less if it wasn't for the government
Developers / Builders / Tradesmen : Have been paid with borrowed money for years and most are now reliant on the government / NAMA / etc
Farmers : Largely reliant on government / EU subsidies
Semi State workers : essentially work for the government
Multinational employees : many owe their jobs to a huge subsidy in the form of our corporate tax rate which is lower than most of our neighbours
Public Sector / Civil Service workers : paid directly by the government
Small business owners : surely rely on all the above for their revenue
Service Sector workers : surely rely on all the above for their wages
Landlords : no comment needed