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    Default The Secret Millionaire. Putting things in perspective.

    On RTE 1 now. Amazing to see people getting on with it, despite the severest of handicaps. We do not live in an economy folks, we live in a society.

    With.lots.of.diverse.people.

    People are amazing. Companies and economies, not so much.


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    That man with the dying child, I am not ashamed to say I shed a tear. People like that man are incredible. How he manages i'll never know.

    To think a lot of these people are struggling whilst trying to do these things and the likes of Da Bert gets 3k a week makes me want to break something.

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    I turned it off after 1st 5 minutes. Wish I hadn't. He has the head off of his grandfather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuineEile View Post
    On RTE 1 now. Amazing to see people getting on with it, despite the severest of handicaps. We do not live in an economy folks, we live in a society.

    With.lots.of.diverse.people.

    People are amazing. Companies and economies, not so much.


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    someone has to pay the legal leeches
    where do you think their money is going to come from
    if we help the poor
    Why is the Legal Profession still SELF REGULATED in the year 2015, this is a crazy situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkkkkkkkkk View Post
    someone has to pay the legal leeches
    where do you think their money is going to come from
    if we help the poor


    Bit of an obsession this legal stuff for you? Want to tell us the story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    To think a lot of these people are struggling whilst trying to do these things and the likes of Da Bert gets 3k a week makes me want to break something.
    Pity it doesn't make you want to mend something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    That man with the dying child, I am not ashamed to say I shed a tear. People like that man are incredible. How he manages i'll never know.

    To think a lot of these people are struggling whilst trying to do these things and the likes of Da Bert gets 3k a week makes me want to break something.
    That was what drove me to start the thread. Everything was worth watching, but the man and his daughter were life affirming.


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    Perhaps our glorious tax system could be changed. One thing I see in other countries is the amount of donations to charities to worthy causes, not only by the wealthy but also by the ordinary man on the street.

    In the States the likes of Goodwill etc give donations a tax break to the person donating. Clothing etc etc is donated. Recycling the items, allowing the poor to purchase large items at a tiny price. Substantial donations to local causes are made by many supermarkets as part of their community awareness programs. Individual donations are tax deductable to genuine causes. This allows a sense of philanthropy which is non-existant in Ireland for the most part.

    I know the secret millionaire is made for TV, it does show SOME of the issues certain sections of society have to deal with. Why not harness the wealth that the wealthy have managed to earn and have direct donations instead of central donations through government which costs more?

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    I've been reduced to part-time hours. That show reminds me how lucky I really am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post
    Perhaps our glorious tax system could be changed. One thing I see in other countries is the amount of donations to charities to worthy causes, not only by the wealthy but also by the ordinary man on the street.

    In the States the likes of Goodwill etc give donations a tax break to the person donating. Clothing etc etc is donated. Recycling the items, allowing the poor to purchase large items at a tiny price. Substantial donations to local causes are made by many supermarkets as part of their community awareness programs. Individual donations are tax deductable to genuine causes. This allows a sense of philanthropy which is non-existant in Ireland for the most part.

    I know the secret millionaire is made for TV, it does show SOME of the issues certain sections of society have to deal with. Why not harness the wealth that the wealthy have managed to earn and have direct donations instead of central donations through government which costs more?
    It was killed by "one of the few socialists left in Irish politics".

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