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Tuesday January 17, 2012 14:11 by Declan Cullen - None
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs....................
Could someone please tell me who the present government serves? They have attacked people on social welfare, on low pay, the middle class, small businesses, the blind, the old and their pensions and carers, the disabled, children with special needs, old folks homes. They have closed and downgraded Hospitals.
They have caused increases in the price of food, fuel, clothing, etc, with a Vat increase, they increased road tax, the cost of medicines. They are forcing local councils to make people pay for life saving services like the Fire Brigade even though this is paid through general taxation, they want us to pay for water which is a natural right under UN charter, they have made going back to College more of a luxury than an essential part of a countries advancement. They are raiding peoples savings with a Dirt Tax hike.
They have reduced the number of Gardai, Defence Forces, Nurses, Doctors and Teachers, and this is only a partial list of the pain they have inflicted and they have told us that this is not the end of the misery they have heaped upon us but only the begining.
No person in their right mind in any level of society would have voted for any of the afore mentioned so why is it happening?? The people of Ireland voted for change but all we got was an even more cruel master who does not no when to stop applying the whip to our backs, while the culprits who caused the destruction of our country and its economy remain untouched.
I watched Minister Phil Hogan on RTE recently announcing his plans for Water Meters in the near future with an almost gleam in his eye. He has told us that this was in the program for government, a similar program was cooked up by the last lot, so why is a government that was voted in for change carrying on regardless when change was promised?
We were told that the Water Charges were a condition laid down by the IMF. How can a private bank (which the IMF is in all but name) dictate the water rights of the citizens of a sovereign nation and it remains unchallenged? As an aside, people should investigate what the IMF tried to do to the people of Bolivia and their water rights if want they need to understand the end game as regards OUR water rights.
So my question stands> Who does our government represent? Because it sure as hell does not represent anyone in Ireland as far as I can see.
Finally, and on a sad note, why are the people of Ireland not doing anything about the willful destruction of their country and its people. Have we become a nation of shivering cowards where courage is something that only exists in history books?