The ordinary people of this nation must come together at grass roots community level to form organized resistance to the proposed taxes.Such organizations already exist in Dublin and are still refusing to pay the rubbish taxes.
Together you can break this corrupt and wasteful government.
Together you can form community groups which will have the nucleus to elect your own candidates to local elections.
The cosy consensus politics of the Soldiers of Destiny and Fine Gael Light, must end.
The labour party represents only their extensive Brotherhood in the Public Service.
The ordinary people of Ireland must organize to create a fair society where all our children have access to proper health care and a good education. Teachers must be sacked where they do not come up to scratch.
To this day, the government will not püblish the details of school performance in terms of examination results.
This week I spoke to a civil servant who told me that the Department of Social Welfare is inundated with "business", and unable to cope with the veritable mountain of work of processing unemployment claims etc. The same individual told me that the Department of Agriculture harbours thousands of idle civil servants who do not know where to hide themselves, as the try to fill in another totally idle day in their idle lives.!
This is the politics of Bertie Ahern and David Begg.
It is called "social partnership".
What it really is, however , is a form of corruption through which the votes of large and powerful sectors are harvested "en block" at the expense of citizens outside these "golden circles".
At the top of this "Jacob´s Ladder " are the crony developers recently bailed out at enormous sacrifice.
Sacrifice which will be suffered -in the main- by lower paid working families ,as new unjust taxes rear their ugly head in the guise of conservation charges etc.
The powerful farmers organizations such as the IFA, and the Public Service Ünions, will negotiate (blackmail?) their way out of the pain and hardship to come.i.e. the so called "Croke Park Agreement"
This farce is a total capitulation to Mr David Begg.
It will not place one idle civil servant in the Department of Agriculture (or any other department) in a new location, or post ,where they are desperately needed.
Meanwhile the lucky civil servants in the Department of Social Welfare are happily clocking up mountains of overtime.
The charade continues .
The Pitbull terrier "Begg", wags the mange ridden tail of the useless dog "Cowan", an oversized (goldenß) labrador, with a frisky, slobbering , tongue-a tongue with a penchant for a pint of Guinness-and barefaced lies!
Such is the art of politics..
Cowan's victims are:
1 The young family now in negative equity, and living in a 3 bedroom semi detached in suburban Dublin:
2 the young couple (one of whom has just lost her job) struggling to pay the mortgage on a two bedroom "dog kennel" in suburban Dublin:
3 the unfortunate couples who fled to Mullingar- or further afield -during the boom times, so they could buy a reasonable sized -if isolated, house- in a "Ghost Estate" smewhere in nowhere:
All of these people ,are now the sacrifical lambs to the slaughter fields of the so called "Soldiers of Destiny".
The "one size fits all" European Central bank interest rate, greatly assisted the Soldiers, and their billionaire developer crownies ,when it came to fleecing the home buyers, when the rate was at a historic low in an overheated economy, and remained so because Germany was in recession.
Now the shoe is on the other foot .
Germany is raising the interest rates, as they are on the road to recovery, just as Ireland enters it's darkest period .
This fact -plus the desire of our banks to fleece their customers once more- will ensure that Ireland remains mired in recession.
Even the Japanese failed to recover their economy for 15 long years when they dropped interest rates to nil ,so what chance has Ireland while bonded to the Euro ?