FF still lost
•The recent bleating by several Fianna Failers about the reduction in capital spending costing 9,000 jobs shows exactly why we are in the mess we are in. The figures they are talking about are not 'real' jobs, any more than the hundreds of people on FAS schemes.
They are nothing more than government -- ie taxpayer-funded -- charity work.
Real jobs are the people that work in the shops in the main street, the small businesses in every town, and, in some cases, the major companies that we have NOT had to pay billions to attract here. That Fianna Failers are still incapable of understanding that simple fact says a lot for the changes happening in the party -- none.
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