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What if this oil spill was off the coast of Ireland?

 

If this had happened in Irish waters the Government would have told the nation that we were all responsible and we must all put our shoulder to the wheel and help stop this well from leaking any more of our precious oil .They would also blame the single mothers and the Unemployed for using up badly needed financial resources that would otherwise be spent plugging the well.

A call for a national bond would be made and everyone in the work would be made pay a new oil cleanup carbon tax levy and the Unions would tell the members that we have no choice as this is the only option for the country

Gormley would employ a few green pals to count all the dead fish and Ryan would call for a national day of mourning .Brian lenihan would go on national TV to tell us we must tighten out collative belts yet another two notches!
Bertie Ahern would look for another “Dig out” from his pals to help pay his levy!
Having got it he would then seek an exemption from the revenue on the grounds he was a struggling artist!
The Government would then blame the protesters of shell to sea for the disaster and have them all thrown into jail!

The right to work Campaign (3)

Notice: March on Leinster House 25th May


For all those that want their voices heard by the gangsters in Leinster House

Come to the demonstration on the 25 .05. 2010

And help represent the middle ground, by making a united stand.

 We will overcome the corrupt political system!

This is your chance to be heard!

Next Tuesday

Assemble 19.00 hrs (7 o clock in the evening)

 

where were you Mr.Begg?

ICTU accuses Govt of ‘failing’ unemployed

Saturday, 1 May 2010 11:15

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has accused the Government of ignoring the jobs crisis, and failing the 435,000 people currently out of work.

In a May Day statement, ICTU General Secretary David Begg said Government inaction had ensured that long-term unemployment and emigration were central features of Irish life again.

Mr Begg said the entire apparatus of Government seemed ‘uttery transfixed’ by the banking crisis, while those who had lost their jobs had seen their benefits cut.

‘There appears to be a bottomless pit for the senior bankers that caused this mess – and the jobless are told to wait in line, literally,’ he said.

‘For there to be any sense of justice or of a burden being shared, Government must move with urgency to give the Jobs Crisis equal billing with the banking crisis,’ he added

 

Comment Mr.Begg

First you should get your figures right the total number of unemployed is not 435,000

You just took this number from the government’s doctored figures!

The real figures is more like 650,000 people plus 120,000 on useless FAS courses,

Of which when finished will only dump these unfortunate people back on to the Dole queues!

The Government figures do not give the up to date numbers. They do not count people who are unemployed but do not receive the jobseekers allowance. In other words if you are in receipt of some other payment you are not included in the Dole stats,

You are not in the same stats if you were self-employed and are now unemployed (Like me)

There are approximately 65 thousand of such persons, that’s without counting the already 65,000 that have left the country

Then we come to the “Students” that are now back to education (Mature) approx 27,000 in all not to mention the 53,000 that will be available for work and have no jobs to go to when they finish at the end of may (this school year)

 

Where have you and your Unions concern for the Unemployed been all this time (the last two years)

While the government have been dumping billions into the bankrupt toxic banks you and the other unions in this state have been more concerned with your own union members pay while the unemployed have had to undergo in some cases a 50% deduction

The once self employed (approx 65 thousand people) have been just dumped on to the scrapheap

With no entitlements of any kind given to them!

I belong to this group and after 27 years of paying my taxes and prsi and the levies for myself and my staff (up to 8 persons) I too have found myself without any support of any kind.

Where was your concern when we needed it?

Your expression of concern for the unemployed ring hallow to all 565,000 thousand of us

your outburst smacks of self interests!

we need Jobs not waffle!

Unemployed unite and take to the streets !


 

we need reform now!

The current Irish Government are responsible for the financial disaster the country is in,
With the establishment of NAMA the Government is trying to socialize the enormous losses that the Banks and their Developer buddies have encored.
Corruption is rife and now a new monster burocratic system is being created, where X politicians will have jobs for life and the same corrupt developers will be able to manipulate the housing market all over again
While the people are being robbed of their homes, savings, pensions, and education for their children, that same gangsters are running the country
This has to stop!
Join the CAB to-day and get things moving
Come on! Get active in your own area now!
We as a country need new faces and not the same old tired faces that have being around using the system to suite themselves.

calamity Mary takes a vow

according to the press association Tanaiste Mary Coughlan (calamity Mary )has vowed to deliver on plans to create more than 100,000 new jobs from foreign investors. IDA Ireland aims to lure hundreds of overseas firms over the next four years, with more than half to be based outside Dublin and Cork. The target was included in an estimate by Fas and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) that 250,000 extra jobs would be generated by 2015.

Now that is 20,000 jobs a year for the next 5 years right? Calamity wants to deliver, wrong!

What will happens is this, 65,000people will emigrate

Plus we already have 500,000 now unemployed and in 5 years time we will have a minimum of another 250,000 jobs going from these shores

Of 50,000 new workers coming from the various educational instustions every year with no jobs to go to and with the economy contracting because of the credit crunch that will have to continue at least for the next 10 years.

 I can’t see what difference this promise will make. When the last time a politician’s promise was was actually delivered on?

Never baring in mind this minster sat back and allowed 800 jobs disappear that we know of!

Cuts at the national training budget at FAS, (and I have personally experienced this).

Ever since she became minster two and a half years ago, we still have no jobs stimulus and the unemployed are thrown on the scrapheap

This is the last person we should rely on to kick start the jobs market!

we want action on Jobs now and not empty promises!

it’s time for the unemployed to unite under one banner and create  a union for the unemployed

get up and take action to-day!

The Irish New Poor

Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for years to come.

Yet the social safety net is already showing severe strains. Roughly 2.7 million jobless people will lose their unemployment check before the end of April unless Congress approves the Obama administration’s proposal to extend the payments, according to the Labor Department.

Here in Southern California, Jean Eisen has been without work since she lost her job selling beauty salon equipment more than two years ago. In the several months she has endured with neither a pay check nor an unemployment check, she has relied on local food banks for her groceries.

“I pray for healing,” says Ms. Eisen, 57. “When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got to go with what you know.”

Warm, outgoing and prone to the positive, Ms. Eisen has worked much of her life. Now, she is one of 6.3 million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or longer, the largest number since the government began keeping track in 1948. That is more than double the toll in the next-worst period, in the early 1980s.

Men have suffered the largest numbers of job losses in this recession. But Ms. Eisen has the unfortunate distinction of being among a group — women from 45 to 64 years of age — whose long-term unemployment rate has grown rapidly.

source http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/business/economy/21unemployed.html?em

comment

The problem is that we could easily be talking about the Irish unemployed
Anybody of that age group (40 to 65) here in Ireland is effectively consigned to the scrapheap!

There is a lot of talk from the politicians about “The Unemployed” but nothing else is happening

FAS is a joke and the likes of Bill Cullen telling us on the Frontline last night to get up and find a job is adding insult to over 500,000 honest people who would love to get the money the taxpayers have just given him

Cullen is just one of a string of well healed individuals who from time to time come on our screens and tell us we got to help ourselves at the same time they are getting bailed out themselves from taxpayer’s funds

Another example of this is yesterday the central bank governor said that wages must come down

What was his salary again?????

Bet it’s not the minimum wage!

Sooner or later the New Poor will not take anymore platitudes from the real leaches sponging off the taxpayers .the well paid spin doctors, the overpaid top civil servants and top government Minsters

And what about top presenters in the public owned media

Beware of the ides of March I say to you all

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