Sunday 4 December 2016

A swill party

Published 20/12/2011 | 05:00

Charming isn't it? A nurse, guard, fireman, prison officer, binman, bus driver, teacher and a myriad of other real workers are pared to the bone in order to keep the fat cats purring. Meanwhile, a select group who are said to possess "exceptional talent" won't get out of bed for less than €100,000 a year, plus expenses.

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The nearer they are to the top men, the higher the salary goes, say €200,000. Did we not have "exceptional talent" here before?

Did we not pay astronomical salaries to men and women to regulate our economy, to run our health system, to oversee our education, to stuff the countless quangos that are beloved by government?

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