Thoughts from an active pensioner who is now somewhat past his Biblical "Use-by date"

"Why just be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be bloody impossible?"

Monday, 24 January 2011

Ireland - The Independent Viewpoint

As readers may realise I spend some time each day reading foreign newspapers on the internet, mainly because the foreign news coverage in our media seems to going from a little to virtually non-existent.
This editorial from the Irish Independent is well worth reading as much of it applies to this country, although naturally the figures are different.

I particularly like their paragraph 11 which I believe should be displayed in a large notice in every politician's home and office.

"11. Words like investment, profit, trade, ambition and enterprise must not be taboo in the politicians' vocabulary. They indicate an understanding of a healthy economy. The government cannot create jobs, it can merely provide employment at the taxpayer's expense."

Labour and Trade Unions please note.

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