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Peter Sutherland urges wage restraint


Socratus O' Pericles

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What about the Government artificially inflating the price of things i.e. energy, houses, work itself its always pay despite the fact that the evidence is suggesting that people are being squeezed until their pips squeak.

Pay can only come down if prices come down commensurately unless we want to fuel the suicide epidemic.
 

Biffomania

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Great idea! - perhaps starting with a 50% cut on the pensions of former Attorney Generals of Ireland who are gainfully employed in the private sector?
 

Maximus Cynicus

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Well, fair play to him. If it was anyone else, I'd take no notice of it. But a man who has, himself, endured the minimum wage for so much of his working life is worthy of all our attention
 

Indiansign

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I was hoping someone would start this thread, as I can't.


Great to see this fatcat urging "Hard Decisions"

RT News: Peter Sutherland urges 'hard decisions'

'If we did so, it would be apparent that we are still way above average in many areas, particularly in the public sector and this says nothing about pension costs,' he said.

I suggest we start by withholding his bloated Oireachtas pension, which we pay to him despite him not having reached retirement.

Wealthy elite still claim bumper State pensions : Infowars Ireland
"Former Attorney General, Current European Chairman Of Trilateral Commission And Bilderberger Peter Sutherland received a state pension of €51,538 in 2008, according to official figures. This is despite a current fortune of €128m"
 

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surely at this stage we should have some sort of prize every month for the likes of Sutherland. we could get someone like Pee Flynn to present the first one.we could call it the 'Marie Antoinette' award. maybe Christope Muller should also be given one retrospectively in recognition of his recent speech.
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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Sure, when somebody from the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg group and Goldman Sachs and BP advises that whats best for Ireland is lower wages they have their best intentions at heart for our happiness.

 

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Peter Sutherland urges wage restraint....for everybody else. Not for him, Lenny and the boys
 

OCicero

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You wonder why the Captains of Industry don't call for profit restraint. You know, keep wages where they are and drive down the costs of finished goods and services instead. Funny that.
 

hellsbells

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Have Sutherland and his ilk no shame .
 

captainwillard

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Actually Peter Sutherland is right. There should be wage restraint. In fact there should be public sector reductions in wages as they are ridiculously high when compared with our trading partners.
 

Bebsaboo

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Not one of you have actually talked about Ireland's competitiveness. You've all been bitching about Sutherland. How about you stop attacking the man and start talking about what he's said?
 

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He has a great track record on making pronouncements. "There is no property bubble and we are in for a soft landing". The best thing people of his stripe can do is to shut the **** up. At least the wrecker in chief McCreevy seems to be following that line of advice.
 

iartaoiseach

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Not one of you have actually talked about Ireland's competitiveness. You've all been bitching about Sutherland. How about you stop attacking the man and start talking about what he's said?
are you actually involved with the SWP or just taking the pee?
 

controller

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Not one of you have actually talked about Ireland's competitiveness. You've all been bitching about Sutherland. How about you stop attacking the man and start talking about what he's said?
....only if the little hypocrite applied the same standards to himself
 

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Not one of you have actually talked about Ireland's competitiveness. You've all been bitching about Sutherland. How about you stop attacking the man and start talking about what he's said?
Are people attacking the man? Or are they attacking his behaviour? His hypocrisy? His sheer downright brass neck?
 
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Not one of you have actually talked about Ireland's competitiveness. You've all been bitching about Sutherland. How about you stop attacking the man and start talking about what he's said?
Sutherland's comments are only newsworthy because of Sutherland's profile.

Response here on P.ie, and elsewhere, is going to relflect that.

Anyhow, it doesn't sound like Sutherland has given us much to talk about in terms of substance. Did he mention a specific figure in terms of cuts, or any estimates in how this would knock on to aggregate demand?

If he really was talking in vague generalities, it's even more understandable that the response plays the man rather than the ball, since a small, deflated ball is pretty hard to kick.
 
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