A Wonder-Ireland for Rich Old Men

If you want to live in a country that values money, then come to Ireland. We have great tax breaks here. We have low tax on wealth and low tax on high earners. Don’t worry  about poverty or low paid earners struggles. Those people (are they actually really people?) don’t count. If you have a business you don’t have to bother about pensions for those workers so relax put your your feet up enjoy the bubbly. If you’re one of those firms who enjoyed a wee gamble  or two on the stock market with your profits from the boom time, well don’t worry too much as Fianna Fail and the Greens will support your gambling habit and sort you out with NAMA and the the Special Purpose Vehicle.  The good news is too that the Government will bully the public servants to pay for all your little mistakes.

If you’re one of those workers whose property or service related job disappeared after the boom disappeared forget about this government providing a jobs stimulus, just accept your fate as Ireland will fall back to its usual employment figures that we had pre boom unless we can pull the minimum wage right down to 50c a hour and compete with China and India. And you know they might even achieve that certainly if IBEC or ISME contribute their fine minds to the discussion table.  You will then enjoy having a wage at the end of the 60 hour week and feel proud to be helping to put profits back into some great people’s hands.  If you’re female and work in the home, well ….the child benefit isn’t necessary as your benevolent husband will surely throw you a few bob. Older people can of course resort to charity if they get too cold. Bags of woolly jumpers are been donated daily by the rich clearing out their wardrobes.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the Christmas, it will only get better and better after December 9th.



  1. Posted December 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to mention our wonderful health system. It is unrivaled even in the poorest countries. Where else could you get a tour of the countryside after an accident, as they ferry you from hospital to hospital looking for one that isn’t closed due to under-staffing/overcrowding/MRSA/flooding?

    [Welcome to the weird world of blogging BTW!]

    • greenboil
      Posted December 5, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for welcome. Agree and have discussed health many times in past. Just renovated this blog as my new ‘new sanity’ medication. The alternative would be to ……maybe I can’t go there as it might incite others to do something revolutionary.

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