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Thread: Is it appropriate for the President to so often express left wing views attacking the free market ?

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    Default Is it appropriate for the President to so often express left wing views attacking the free market ?

    He does it here again :
    President says faceless market now in control - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 23, 2012

    Right-wing economists have created a neo-liberal philosophy that
    seemingly cannot now be questioned and that leaves control in the
    hands of a faceless market, President Michael D Higgins has said.
    I think he is way overstepping the mark ?

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    let him on...........he is only the President...........and in the opinion of this centre-right free marketer - he might have more than a point about the markets at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    He does it here again :
    President says faceless market now in control - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 23, 2012



    I think he is way overstepping the mark ?

    cYp
    No it is not appropriate. A President should be seen and not heard.
    "If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson

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    What's the problem? Let him say what he bloody likes. I don't agree with everything he says but I don't see why it should cause any bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    No it is not appropriate. A President should be seen and not heard.
    Let him spout his bs, but he should be required to debate the subject matter with anyone who challenges him.

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    Higgins is a nonentity in Ireland and shows that the position of the president should be scrapped. But hey he writes poems so lets keep him.
    All men dream: but not equally. -T. E. Lawrence

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    I think he is way overstepping the mark ?

    cYp
    Are you actually questioning your own belief there?

    Don't be spouting nonsense.

    We've had presidents sitting in the Phoenix park for years and no one would know they were there.

    He's the first citizen of this country and he's expressing a view. . That's all.

    If you don't like him . . Don't vote for him in 2018.

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    I'm actually a bit surprised
    that the man hasn't been
    gassing off more. Didn't he
    make a few quite 'political'
    speeches shortly after his
    election and then went
    oddly silent?

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    how on earth could anyone, least of all an elected president, have the audacity to say such a thing about the unquestionable wonderfulness that is the western world's free market?
    i am crying, writing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    He does it here again :
    President says faceless market now in control - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 23, 2012
    No. He's reflecting many Irish citizens' view of the current crisis. He is not criticizing capitalism (God forbid) but the Faceless market. Please don't distort the meaning of your own quotes.


    I think he is way overstepping the mark ?

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