Huge public support for co-operation on Budget



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Although this seems strange if most people are happy with co-operation on a budget

''A majority of those polled would like to see an early General Election -- 34 per cent before the Budget and 31 per cent immediately afterwards, with just 35 per cent happy to see this Government run its full term.''

so am I right in thinking 65% want a GE sooner rather than later!
 

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The most important thing that nobody wants to pay property tax
Plus it is interesting to see that people don’t want to pay for time wasters in public sector and public wants compulsory redundancies in public sector.
What is strange is that question about welfare cuts has not been asked
 

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Do the poor sods actually think it will make any difference?
 

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Do the poor sods actually think it will make any difference?
It makes a difference who gets stuck with the bill. 13% for a property tax means the public servants who are flocking to Labour don't want social democracy let alone socialism. They just want to hold what they have.

If this poll is true the Irish people aren't even that pushed about democracy. They want the parties to come together and shaft the poor. I'd hate to be looking for a revolution from that lot.
 

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Its a poll from your favourite Sunday right wing rag, i.e. Sunday Independent, so you can proceed with caution. They were pushing the national government line not so long ago, now they want the 'public' consensus on a budget. Screw them. When the new coalition gets in next time, there will be payback.
 

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Its a poll from your favourite Sunday right wing rag, i.e. Sunday Independent, so you can proceed with caution. They were pushing the national government line not so long ago, now they want the 'public' consensus on a budget. Screw them. When the new coalition gets in next time, there will be payback.
I agree and a survey can be worded to get the answer you want!

it contradicts it self when so many want a GE how can the same people want co operation on a budget!
 

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Do the poor sods actually think it will make any difference?
It will make a difference alright,

none of the wimps in Leinster house would be able to put through any kind of measure that would offend any vested interest or lobby group without the protection of all of them covering each other's own asses...

what will happen if none of these sorry fools collude? Half measures and skirting around the edges and decimating what's left of our capital budget.
 

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The most important thing that nobody wants to pay property tax
Plus it is interesting to see that people don’t want to pay for time wasters in public sector and public wants compulsory redundancies in public sector.
What is strange is that question about welfare cuts has not been asked
So basically everyone thinks there should be cuts and or tax increases... just not in a way that affects them....

No surprises there.
 

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only 12% want a property tax

and only 13% want a water tax

what sort of deluded state are people still living in?
 

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Beano stuff that Gilmore, Kenny, Cowen and the incinerator will quote as the majority of people want.

500 hundred households my ar*e.
"Here's €10,000, the results are to read as per this document - quote a few people to reinforce.
 

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Beano stuff that Gilmore, Kenny, Cowen and the incinerator will quote as the majority of people want.

500 hundred households my ar*e.
"Here's €10,000, the results are to read as per this document - quote a few people to reinforce.
Sounds pretty close to the mark.

It is impossible to take these polls seriously.
 

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The SINDO seem to have lost faith in their friends in government now and want conseses on everything they are changing their tune
 

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true enough ... if anyone has any doubts I've collated a few 'idiosyncrasies' (to put it kindly) in the following

Quantum Engineering « Irish Polling Report

Party drink-in result « Irish Polling Report

Quantum Corrections…. « Irish Polling Report

anyone who believes QR should also come clean on where they stand on Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
I've just had a look over today's offering - it's claiming that 20% more people are in favour of compulsory redundancies in the PS than paycuts in the PS! if it's that way around in real life I'll eat my hat!

the "quotes" in particular are particularly amusing, as they seem to be an attempt to capture how "ordinary" people talk but fall flat all over the place.

I'd love to see a Prime-time investigation into Quantum.
 

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They ought to have asked the following question:

- Do you approve all party co-operation on the budget to give weight to the focus area of (a) bringing politician pay and perks back down to industrial average wage (b) shutting down 95% of the quangos (c) removing taxpayer support for markets including but not limited to 'green' subsidies; subsidies for the property market; subsidies for wealthy farmers (d) the termination of soft supply and consultancy and training and other contracts with favoured suppliers, and re-examination of the need for these goods and services, and a re-tendering if deemed they are absolutely necessary.


But the Sindo wouldn't bite the hand that feeds it, would it. It only asks the questions it knows it can get the required answers to.
 

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anyone who believes QR should also come clean on where they stand on Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
Lisbon 2 supporters were more then to accept QR results when they were matching their expectations
 


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