Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week December 9, 2012Posted by Garibaldy in Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week.
Eoghan Harris has the answers to Fianna Fáil’s dilemma in a week when the Sindo is massively disappointed that Fianna Fáil did not make more gains from slaughtering the government over the budget.
Be clear. I do not believe this country is divided into public and private sector. It’s divided between those who have to do panicky tots after this Budget and those who don’t. You can be sure that cabinet ministers and senior public servants around the €100,000 mark aren’t doing panicky tots.
Fianna Fail’s first task is to figure out where the class politics of the lower-paid public sector and that of the majority private sector coincide. An honest accounting means ending its lethal love affair with the Croke Park class.
A classic Harris statement – apparently he hasn’t spent the last few years saying exactly that the south was divided into public and private sector (also known as Moby Dick), and apparently he still believes in the importance of class.
All the evidence shows that to stimulate growth and reduce debt, budgets should focus solely on cutting spending and on the most wasteful spending of all.
Marc Coleman continues his crusade against reality; there are none so blind as those who refuse to see.