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Anit-austerity rallies this Saturday February 9th


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cottage_economist

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I thought I'd mention the protest rallies organised by ICTU for this Saturday February 9th, as I haven't seen them elsewhere on p.ie, nor anywhere else for that matter.

Marches are organised in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Sligo, Galway and Waterford to protest against the EU debt burden. The theme is "Lift the burden - jobs not debt."

It would be nice to think the rallies would be superfluous as a result of a re-negotiated debt agreement, but somehow I doubt it. I've heard too many promises of corners to be turned and games to be changed.

ANTI-austerity!!!
 


Astral Peaks

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Anit-austerity rally?

Who is Anit?
 

cottage_economist

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Union involvement means im out.
Like them or not, they are at least making an effort.

If anyone thinks the current debt arrangements are fine, let them stay away. Otherwise forget prejudices against particular groups and turn up to show support for the greater good.
 

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I consider myself a supporter of the Government's policy in general. By that I mean that I don't support to the looney left's "TAX THE RICH!!!!!!" fairytale solution to everything.

I am seriously considering joining the protests and may do so with Union colleagues. My Union supported the Croke Park Agreement.

It will do no harm to send a message both to the Government and Europe that we are, at the very least, keeping an eye on things - the promissory note debacles in particular.
 

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I consider myself a supporter of the Government's policy in general.
You fool

By that I mean that I don't support to the looney left's "TAX THE RICH!!!!!!" fairytale solution to everything.
No one on you so-called 'loony left' considers 'taxing the rich' as a fairytale solution to everything.

Taxing the rich would provide a breathing space for the economy by removing the need for austerity. There is no solution to the crisis on the basis of capitalism. The only solution is the establishment of a democratically planned socialised economy where the interests of the vast majority of the population are served - not the interests of bankers, bond speculators and hedge-fund owners. The fairytale is to expect the current shower to solve anything.

I am seriously considering joining the protests and may do so with Union colleagues. My Union supported the Croke Park Agreement.
Join the protests and reject CP2

It will do no harm to send a message both to the Government and Europe that we are, at the very least, keeping an eye on things - the promissory note debacles in particular.
After last night the government once again grasped defeat from the potential of a partial victory. The legislation last night was designed to protect the bondholders. If they had liquidated Anglo without the legislation then they could have told the remaining bondholders to get stuffed saving several €billion - now we have no choice but to pay the full whack.
 

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You fool


No one on you so-called 'loony left' considers 'taxing the rich' as a fairytale solution to everything.

Taxing the rich would provide a breathing space for the economy by removing the need for austerity. There is no solution to the crisis on the basis of capitalism. The only solution is the establishment of a democratically planned socialised economy where the interests of the vast majority of the population are served - not the interests of bankers, bond speculators and hedge-fund owners. The fairytale is to expect the current shower to solve anything.


Join the protests and reject CP2


After last night the government once again grasped defeat from the potential of a partial victory. The legislation last night was designed to protect the bondholders. If they had liquidated Anglo without the legislation then they could have told the remaining bondholders to get stuffed saving several €billion - now we have no choice but to pay the full whack.

Which bondholders exactly?
 
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