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    Default Do our leaders really think we're that stupid?

    Now that the budget is over and the politicians can talk sh1te again for 11 months and hope we can't actually remember why we think they're re-electable, Frances Fitz has come out to say she'd really, really liked to have done something completely different to what her department actually did do...what a great way to run a country.

    Fitzgerald favours subsidised childcare over benefit - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 27, 2012

    Basically she's saying what many have already said before her - that as it's constituted currently Childrens' Allowance is money down the drain with no guaranteed return whereas a far better model would be to make sure all kids get a good start in life irrespective of their bad fortune to be born into families not able to look after them.

    Of course this makes great sense, but the time for the debate was BEFORE the budget consigned us to another year of insanity, not once the budget was done and dusted and it's just talk.
    The more things change....

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    Do our leaders really think we're that stupid?

    Yes, and with good cause
    We have turned the corner.I commend this Budget to the House. Brian Lenihan, 9 December 2009

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    Yes. They patronize us routinely, and treat us like a collection of uninformed children.

    And that is the key. If the people know SFA, then the establishment can always feel comfrotable and enabled to treat the people like as if they are stupid.

    A compliant media make it happen.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    We're world class in the stupidity stakes. Rule number one to rectify this situation- whenever you hear a politician praised as being intelligent or of having integrity, the opposite is likely to be the case. Any further tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Different thread really - I'm a BIG believer in the idea of the state being less involved financially in child-rearing but more involved in providing level playing field for all kids from health, education and nutrition perspective. If that means providing unsuitable parents with an ability to off-load kids to let them get a better grounding so be it.

    What's getting on my 'nads is the fact that the junior minister has only come out with this now, a month too late to do anything about it but still feels entitled to tell us all how it should be, when clearly she's just voted for something completely different.
    The more things change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiii View Post
    We're world class in the stupidity stakes. Rule number one to rectify this situation- whenever you hear a politician praised as being intelligent or of having integrity, the opposite is likely to be the case. Any further tips?
    whenever someone says they always vote for XX, or are an XX man/woman, their opinion on anything should be dismissed.
    We have turned the corner.I commend this Budget to the House. Brian Lenihan, 9 December 2009

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    the problem is the electorate is faced with real stupid choices on who to vote for, when we vote for one of them then it proves the point.

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    One of Irelands great strengths is people like you who recognise the grave threat this Government represents to the well being and continuation of a functioning Irish State. Keep on raising the issues until others listen and just maybe,a new party will rise with the backing of the people, and with the knowledge and courage to save our nation.
    That, my Friends , appears to be only hope.

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    yes, they know they can do whatever they want and that we will let them

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