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Thread: Do we live in a Republic, or a US Multi-national Dependency?

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    Default Do we live in a Republic, or a US Multi-national Dependency?

    I’m getting increasingly concerned at the amount and prominence of airtime being provided by broadcasters to multi-nationals to promote their agenda.

    It seems that this is a manifestation of the” big money is good” mantra which seems to have invaded many European countries, including our own, over more recent years.

    Whether it’s claims regarding numbers of people to be employed in IT, or numbers of people employed in Jobsbridge, or amounts of taxation being paid, or suppression of comment, it seems that the State is being willingly taken over.

    “Ireland is good for business” seems to equate to “the Irish will tolerate anything”.

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    Ah Jaysus. Not another one of these moan threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Ah Jaysus. Not another one of these moan threads.
    I'm sure the OP will apologise for forcing you to read it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Ah Jaysus. Not another one of these moan threads.
    In fairness I got in there first.
    "Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king"
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    If morals counted for anything, multinationals wouldnt have the free reign they do.
    "Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king"
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    Quote Originally Posted by clearmurk View Post
    I’m getting increasingly concerned at the amount and prominence of airtime being provided by broadcasters to multi-nationals to promote their agenda.

    It seems that this is a manifestation of the” big money is good” mantra which seems to have invaded many European countries, including our own, over more recent years.

    Whether it’s claims regarding numbers of people to be employed in IT, or numbers of people employed in Jobsbridge, or amounts of taxation being paid, or suppression of comment, it seems that the State is being willingly taken over.

    “Ireland is good for business” seems to equate to “the Irish will tolerate anything”.


    We should be worried and it is not just US multi nationals.

    Unfortunately the minute reasoned questions are poised such as provide the the risk assessment carried out of this policy,
    what limitations are in place per FDI verses core domestic development, the cost of provision of FDI including the full cost of running sections like the IDA, the effect on core taxation, the counter measures on jobs where the FDI conflicks with existing businesses,etc
    there is an immediate out cry.

    Party politics means politicans are interested in that which they perceive is job creation- it is a good news story and they believe gives rise to votes - but to evaluate the cost benefit to the taxpayer the full story must be looked at.

    I have yet to hear one of our esteemed investigative jouralists "tackle" a politicans on the complete story and on the spot ask our politicans to define the cost analysis of this "highly" valued policy verses domestic development. Strange that isn't it?
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    Really? Another one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    I'm sure the OP will apologise for forcing you to read it!
    Nah, learnt some time back that apologies are for wusses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkery View Post
    Really? Another one of these?
    What do you mean, another one?

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    What about the highly undemocratic EU vultures leeching off us as well?

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