- Mar 20, 2005
You are very naive not to take into account the costs of housing/treating/educating these people and their children, without it being self-financing because an increase in labour-supply inevitably causes downward pressure on pay and conditions - thus eroding the govt's tax-base as the more expensive Irish workers are displaced. No. Been there - done that. Our problems are not inherent to Irishness itself, but to attempting to fit a square peg into a round-hole.Thank you for spelling it out to me and allowing me a chance to reply.
The difference between my "dilution for the common good" and what happened with the .5 mill that came over here is time and settlement.
most of the .5 mill that came here were following the money.
Earning what they could and fking off back home - and to them i say a hearty "WELL DONE" - and "FAIR PLAY TO YOU" and also "ITS A PITY YOU COULDNT STAY LONGER".
With my model , the gombeenDiluters will stay , perhaps marry into the local gombeen class , have kids and maybe teach the kids not to be like the "old irish" - the gombeen wink wink nudge nudge , its who ya know BS which has this country in ruin.
Over time the kids might stand a chance , maybe have high expectations - i can dream cant i?
I know 5 people who are either married to or have kids with foreign nationals ( whatever that means ) - and a more nice bunch of people you couldnt meet.
They are constantly astounded at the gombeen behaviour here.
Im just hoping they dont "go native"