Voters know enough to uphold democracy
Published 05/12/2013 | 02:30
Ding dong democracy is dead. That's according to the 'Irish Times', which ran an opinion poll over the weekend outlining how stupid we all are.
To summarise, the electorate is comprised of a rag-tag bunch of knuckle-dragging ne'er-do-wells who know precisely nothing about the political world that surrounds them.
Vast swathes of the populace don't know that pension payments comprise a bigger proportion of the social welfare budget than unemployment benefit; think that politicians' pay has gone up instead of down; and don't realise that those on salaries in excess of €75,000 comprise the top 10pc of income earners.