Paul Allen: Stop whinging about RTE's high earners ... we're getting value for money
Published 14/11/2011 | 14:03
A VERY dangerous mentality has seeped into the Irish psyche. Pay levels, expenditure and cut backs have, through necessity, rightly become a national obsession. However, we are in danger of becoming a nation that knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
We are all eager to trim the fat but we must pay heed to the words of Warren Buffett — “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
Bizarrely, there are those who would prefer the Taoiseach to travel to Brussels on Ryanair. There were even some fools during the Presidential election that believed our head of state should be paid the minimum wage and forced to drive around in their own car. It is this sort of misguided mentality that has focused the nation’s wrath on RTE’s stars and their pay levels.