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    Default To the left or to the right?

    I have been wondering that if we are to "manage" the crisis perhaps we need to go one way or the other. While I wished this government well nearly two years ago I have been deeply disappointed by many of the decisions made by both parties. It feels like the worst elements of left and right politics have been played out with the common theme of reform half heartedly being attempted.

    Now I don't envy any government in these grave economic times, but is the mish mash of left and right politics, and the vested interests so tied to each side, preventing government from functioning as best it might with the best interests of the country at heart?
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    Two horses tethered together, pulling in opposite directions. Labour looking after PS vested interests with barely a nod to those on social welfare. Fine Gael showing the country where its own interests lie by looking for an across-the-board cut of 3% in social welfare, regardless of whether you're comfortably off or living in dire poverty.

    Neither party is fit to govern alone but together they're hogtied to the status quo.

    Personally, I've given up on politics here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    It feels like the worst elements of left and right politics have been played out with the common theme of reform half heartedly being attempted.
    Vote For The Hokey-Pokey Party...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Two horses tethered together, pulling in opposite directions. Labour looking after PS vested interests with barely a nod to those on social welfare. Fine Gael showing the country where its own interests lie by looking for an across-the-board cut of 3% in social welfare, regardless of whether you're comfortably off or living in dire poverty.

    Neither party is fit to govern alone but together they're hogtied to the status quo.

    Personally, I've given up on politics here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
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    Me to. I'm putting my faith in VooDoo from now on. It must be better.
    AAhhh...you really think if I hadn't sacrificed that chicken the last referendum would've passed????

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiker View Post
    Vote For The Hokey-Pokey Party...
    Oh that there was such thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    I have been wondering that if we are to "manage" the crisis perhaps we need to go one way or the other. While I wished this government well nearly two years ago I have been deeply disappointed by many of the decisions made by both parties. It feels like the worst elements of left and right politics have been played out with the common theme of reform half heartedly being attempted.

    Now I don't envy any government in these grave economic times, but is the mish mash of left and right politics, and the vested interests so tied to each side, preventing government from functioning as best it might with the best interests of the country at heart?
    The alternative to centre left/right parties, such as we have now, is further polarisation leading to far right or far left extremes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    Oh that there was such thing.
    Would be too many left-leggers for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    Oh that there was such thing.
    My family, historically would've voted for the 'Agadoo' party.

    (If anyone gets that reference, congratulations, you're old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Two horses tethered together, pulling in opposite directions. Labour looking after PS vested interests with barely a nod to those on social welfare. Fine Gael showing the country where its own interests lie by looking for an across-the-board cut of 3% in social welfare, regardless of whether you're comfortably off or living in dire poverty.

    Neither party is fit to govern alone but together they're hogtied to the status quo.

    Personally, I've given up on politics here.
    Yeh, there are two horses pulling in opposite directions. It's not working though is it? Wouldn't one or the other be more effective in opposition?
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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