Something that drives me crazy, and Dermot Ahern just repeated it on the News at One on RTE 1 Radio, when discussing the forthcoming budget and the economic crisis generally, is their CONSTANT use of phrases such as "WE are all suffering" "WE are all in this together" and "WE are all feeling the pain". Harney an others have also used the phrase.
Now, I have news for Dermot, HE is not suffering, HE has an enormous, even with the cut taken, Ministerial salary, HE has a gold plated pension, HE has, still, a huge expenses regeime. HE, when FF/Greens loose the forthcoming election, will NOT suffer. HE will STILL have his Dail salary and a MASSIVE gold plated, index linked, pension if he looses his seat.
Dermot, et al, YOU are NOT suffering and you WILL NOT suffer. YOU are not in this with us. YOU are exempt you cretinous hack. PLEASE desist from talking down to those of us who HAVE suffered, ARE suffering and WILL suffer more.