You have to Laugh....and then cry..then get sick..
I was walking home from work today,listening to The Last Word. There was a piece on it about the pensions that some of the ex-ministers in this Country get. Now I could be slightly off on the figures here but for an Ex Dáil members it runs at about €160,000 a year,but you get it straight away.You don't have to wait until you are 60 or 65.. But amongst the people that was mentioned is the Chairman of B.P.,thats British Petroleum,he is one of the Richest men in the Country by all accounts,and he picks up €50,000 a year for the rest of his life.I'd say that pays his Drivers wages..
Now,the other story here was on after,it was about funding for Special Needs education in schools being cut,which means that kids that have learning difficulties will be put back into regular classes and told to pull up their socks and stop being so thick and lazy..
Now i could pull a load of Figures off a Govt website and do a in-depth investigation but thats not really my style.
The Jist of the Story is this..
The Politicians have a sweet deal for themselves and they have the power to change the way their pensions are paid and the rates at which they are paid,The will say that their hands are tied,but they can change it..
But thats not going to happen,why do that when we can cut funding to the weakest members of society to save a few quid,and condemn a generation of kids to the dole or at best menial labour..
It also turns out that they knew about Irish Permanent putting €7billion into Anglo-Irish's Coffers on the last day of their financial year last September to make them look like they weren't a fucking Money Laundering Operation for their Directors..
Just before the Govt pledged to bail out the banks.
Will people rise up violently against these Cunts that are going to turn this Country into a Third World State..
Nah,we'll just bitch about it on Blog,letters Pages in newspapers and Liveline.
They will laugh at how maliable (ooh-fancy word)we are as a people and keep on giving us the High hard One..
I bought a Lotto ticket tonight,if it comes up,the next ticket i'll be buying will be a plane ticket out of here...I'll come back to visit..I swear..