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    Default Cuts at home, but in Brussels, the party goes on.

    Today, every Irish person was understandably focused on the meetings going on in Dublin to identify massive cuts in our budget.

    Every English person was focused on the massive cuts to their budget.

    Every French person was focused on the cuts in their pensions.

    Meanwhile, in Brussels, our MEPs were voting to increase their own budget by 5.9%, and that's over and above the previously agreed increase for 2011.

    Why is it that national governments have to make painful decisions, but EU bureaucracy grows and grows?

    Why do national MPs and TDs have to take the hard decisions, while our anonymous MEPs (who's heard from their MEP since they voted for them?) get to award themselves more of our money?

    Why the pain for some, but the largesse for a protected class of unaccountable criminals in Brussels?

    Why?

    Spotty wonders.

    For the record, FT, if you use the word "elites" once in this thread, Spotty will mock you mercilessly. They're crooks, but they are no better than the rest of us. They just think they are.

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    For the record - the vote was supported by the EPP, the PSE, and the ALDE.

    The three big parties can't come to a consensus on screwing you at home, but they're more than able to do it in Europe.

    Spotty can't vouch for how Joe Higgins voted.
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    *tumbleweed rolls by*
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    Eoghanacht thinks spotty needs to wake up to the cold hard fact that politic's is solely about self enrichment, until we do away with this so called democracy then those that get voted into National or The European parliament will work tirelessy for that aforementionned self enrichment.

    Eoghanacht would like to see Direct Democracy and a federation of sovereign independant states
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotty View Post
    *tumbleweed rolls by*
    I've been there, it's a motherf**ker, you do some thinking go to the thread starter put your thoughts out there for all to see and ridicule and then no bastard turns up. It's like gettiing ready for a match full sure you're starting and one of the selectors comes over during the warm-up and says we're starting Liam instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotty View Post
    Meanwhile, in Brussels, our MEPs were voting to increase their own budget by 5.9%, and that's over and above the previously agreed increase for 2011.
    Really, how much of the 5.9% increase goes to the MEPs themselves?
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    the Euro piggies will also now have loads of self enrichment opportunities in plenty of comfortable 5-star locations all over the world

    EUobserver / Full speed ahead on EU diplomatic corps after Strasbourg vote


    and of course, they'd like to loot you directly to pay for it

    EUobserver / Commission breaks taboo on 'own resources'


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    Quote Originally Posted by spotty View Post

    Spotty can't vouch for how Joe Higgins voted.
    In line with a decision by the GUE/NGL group that Joe Higgins is a member of - he abstained on the vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    In line with a decision by the GUE/NGL group that Joe Higgins is a member of - he abstained on the vote.
    He abstained? Was there a problem with the button marked "NO".... or is that "NON"? They should have opposed it and not simply abstained. I like Higgins but he should've voted against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanla sighs View Post
    He abstained? Was there a problem with the button marked "NO".... or is that "NON"? They should have opposed it and not simply abstained. I like Higgins but he should've voted against it.
    Try the GUE/NGL website - there might be an explanation for the decision to abstain.
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