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Dail Debate: "Government TD's should hang their heads in Shame" says Joe Behan

yehbut_nobut

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Dail Debate."Government TD's should hang their heads in Shame"-says ex FFer Joe Behan

Independent TD Joe Behan has today stated that Government TDs supporting the Social Welfare Budget cuts should "hang their heads in shame".
The first of two key votes on the Social Welfare Bill is underway - the second takes place this evening.


Joe Behan was elected for Fianna Fáil, but quit the party last year because of the Budget.



Will they, though?

At lunch time, TDs voted 81 to 74 on the second stage of the Bill to impose the 37 cuts announced last Wednesday. Among those missing from the Government benches were the rebel Donegal TD Jim McDaid and the Greens' Paul Gogarty.

Final vote this evening.
 
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If they do hang their heads it won't be because of shame. It will be due to the heavy consumption of cheaper drink courtesy of the the Minister for Finance who seems to believe stimulation and inebriation are the same thing.
 

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Will they, though?

At lunch time, TDs voted 81 to 74 on the second stage of the Bill to impose the 37 cuts announced last Wednesday. Among those missing from the Government benches were the rebel Donegal TD Jim McDaid and the Greens' Paul Gogarty.

Final vote this evening.

Don't know what planet he is on - Ireland is deeply in debt. The cuts were light. It could get a lot worse yet.
 

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If they do hang their heads it won't be because of shame. It will be due to the heavy consumption of cheaper drink courtesy of the the Minister for Finance who seems to believe stimulation and inebriation are the same thing.
Ahh get off the high horse. None's going to tip over the edge into drunkedness and despair because a pint costs 12 cents less.

Plenty of ammo to fire at a corrupt, incompetent and stale FF government. Spouting worthy guff about alcohol and "cheap" drink suits them down to the ground.
 

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Ahh get off the high horse. None's going to tip over the edge into drunkedness and despair because a pint costs 12 cents less.

Plenty of ammo to fire at a corrupt, incompetent and stale FF government. Spouting worthy guff about alcohol and "cheap" drink suits them down to the ground.
I didn't say anyone would "tip over the edge into drunkedness and despair". I only wrote a couple of sentences and you still managed to get confused. The main point I was making was the FF backbenchers only seem to get worked up when the pub lobby are up in arms (for example, the blood/alcohol limits issue last month).

I would also question the morality (oops, back on the high horse again) of cutting excise duty on alcohol while cutting welfare payments to the blind etc.

Sure, there are many reasons to hate this government. You choose yours and i'll choose mine.
 

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Joe Behan would want to make the most of his remaining time in the Dail.

He was elected as a FF TD, not to sound off as a populist windbag.

If he didn't want to be in FF he should have resigned his seat and sought a new mandate as an Independent.
 

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Two "government" TD's miss the 1st vote - how might that play out at the 6.30 division?

Will McDaid's threat to vote against the governement ever be made real?
 

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Irish people should hang there heads in shame for voting these same muppets in for the last 12 years even after knowing what Bertie was up to at the tribunal. Shame Shame Shame
 

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Joe Behan would want to make the most of his remaining time in the Dail.

He was elected as a FF TD, not to sound off as a populist windbag.
Seems to me FF TDs do a pretty good line in populist windbaggery when it suits!
 

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FF and their suppoters have bankrupt this country.

The people are bankrupt, the banks, the developers, the exchequer and small business are all bankrupt.

Get the muppets out. Couldn`t even safeguard the blind persons allowance.
 

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loooking at the coverage now, it seems Hanafin is the ONLY TD on the government benches. It appears they've all deserted her!

Of course they'll all shortly troop back in from the (subsidised) bar to vote through taking money of those most in need.
 

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Will they, though?

At lunch time, TDs voted 81 to 74 on the second stage of the Bill to impose the 37 cuts announced last Wednesday. Among those missing from the Government benches were the rebel Donegal TD Jim McDaid and the Greens' Paul Gogarty.

Final vote this evening.
It's people like the economic illiterate Behan who should hang their heads in shame, if he got his way he would have bankrupted the country last year; all he ever says is populist nonsense designed to keep his seat.

He's a perfect example of all that is wrong with politics, a pure me feiner
 
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Joe Behan would want to make the most of his remaining time in the Dail.

He was elected as a FF TD, not to sound off as a populist windbag.

If he didn't want to be in FF he should have resigned his seat and sought a new mandate as an Independent.
Of course he should have, but he's a self serving coward.
 

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Joe Behan would want to make the most of his remaining time in the Dail.

He was elected as a FF TD, not to sound off as a populist windbag.

If he didn't want to be in FF he should have resigned his seat and sought a new mandate as an Independent.
You could give him lessons in how to be a populist windbag.

"Why I'm buying my Xmas booze in the Republic" thread started by you.

Aren't you the good little citizen then.

Two cheers for Goosebum.
 

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Joe Behan would want to make the most of his remaining time in the Dail.

He was elected as a FF TD, not to sound off as a populist windbag.

If he didn't want to be in FF he should have resigned his seat and sought a new mandate as an Independent.
Your ever increasing devotion to defending FF is getting tedious. The Greens are becoming more Fianna Fáil than the Fianna Fáilers themselves.
 

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It's people like the economic illiterate Behan who should hang their heads in shame, if he got his way he would have bankrupted the country last year; all he ever says is populist nonsense designed to keep his seat.

He's a perfect example of all that is wrong with politics, a pure me feiner
If he was a me feiner he would have stayed in FF. He had the guts to take a principled stand. Obviously FFers and FF supporters on here, along with their Green pals, are put out by that. They hate principle.
 

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If he was a me feiner he would have stayed in FF. He had the guts to take a principled stand. Obviously FFers and FF supporters on here, along with their Green pals, are put out by that. They hate principle.
Guts??!!! If he had guts he would have called a by-election, anyway as a former teacher he will be still able to walk back into his previous job when defeated at the next general election
 


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