Country we live in is not a business
Published 16/08/2010 | 05:00
with regards to the comments made by Senator Liam Twomey regarding Brian Lenihan's illness, and his ability to manage the finances of the State ('Lenihan should resign because of ill health, says FG senator, Irish Independent, August 13), I am not a medical professional or a doctor like the senator, so I will not disagree with his diagnosis.
The point that irked me most about the senator's comments is the increasingly disturbing trend by politicians, journalists and commentators to refer or compare the country we live in as a business, a corporation or a private limited company.
Mr Twomey's remark that "Brian Lenihan is essentially managing a €50bn enterprise" is becoming typical of the way politicians see how this State runs and how they view the voting, but silent, majority of the public.