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Thread: Aodhán O'Ríordáin and Labour's Achievements.

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    Default Aodhán O'Ríordáin and Labour's Achievements.

    Interesting piece today in the Sunday Business Post penned by Deputy O'Ríordáin.

    The TD believes that Labour were sent into government to do one thing - "get the country back in reasonable economic fettle". He believes those who have left the parliamentary party are putting "individual interest before the national". A couple of paragraphs pointing out it was all FF's mess was followed by stating that FG/Lab have turned things around. Stablised the situation.

    The promissory note deal, modest signs of domestic growth, resistance to cutting social welfare core payments, reversing min wage cut, stopping FG from dramatically reducing the public sector pay and numbers, taking 330,000 people on the lowest wages out of the tax net, are evidence of the hard working Labour TD's in this coalition. Getting people back to work, creating jobs is ongoing.

    And we'll have abortion and same sex marriage.

    What about it folks? Would we have seen these "achievements" without the Labour Party in government?
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    But when they were in opposition, they were opposed to every thing that FF were doing. they went out looking for votes on a manifesto that was full off lies. Now they support FG in every thing they are doing, which is the same as FF were doing when they were in government.

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    Have their failures outweighed any "achievements"?
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    It turned out to be Frankfurt's way after all .....................that's it really. Under promise over deliver is a rule they got assbackwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Interesting piece today in the Sunday Business Post penned by Deputy O'Ríordáin.

    The TD believes that Labour were sent into government to do one thing - "get the country back in reasonable economic fettle". He believes those who have left the parliamentary party are putting "individual interest before the national". A couple of paragraphs pointing out it was all FF's mess was followed by stating that FG/Lab have turned things around. Stablised the situation.

    The promissory note deal, modest signs of domestic growth, resistance to cutting social welfare core payments, reversing min wage cut, stopping FG from dramatically reducing the public sector pay and numbers, taking 330,000 people on the lowest wages out of the tax net, are evidence of the hard working Labour TD's in this coalition. Getting people back to work, creating jobs is ongoing.

    And we'll have abortion and same sex marriage.

    What about it folks? Would we have seen these "achievements" without the Labour Party in government?
    This clown is one of my local TDs and I can tell you the locals are waiting to nail his arse next time round. Getting people back to work is totalsh1te, getting em to the airport more like. He and the rest of them lied through teeth and now he is claiming achievements, he's a conman of the highest order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Have their failures outweighed any "achievements"?
    They would have achieved nothing on the backbenches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    They would have achieved nothing on the backbenches.
    They could have achieved the destruction of FF.

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    I'm in Gilmore's constituency I wonder will he run again? Because I'd love it if he set his lying feet on our front step. He'd know better. When you are out there canvassing you know where not to go.
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    The promissory note deal
    A late night stitch-up caused by the court case challenging the legality of the original deal, which will result in private debts being paid back by our children and grandchildren.

    modest signs of domestic growth
    where?

    resistance to cutting social welfare core payments
    not raising payments in line with inflation is the same as cutting them

    reversing min wage cut
    A Richard Bruton policy.

    stopping FG from dramatically reducing the public sector pay and numbers
    What's that threat of the pay cut by Howlin all about then?

    taking 330,000 people on the lowest wages out of the tax net
    Taxes are not the big issue for the low paid. The low pay is.

    Getting people back to work, creating jobs is ongoing.
    23% real unemployment does not look like much of a success rate.

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