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Thread: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Gifts the Pensions back to State

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    Default Re: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Gifts the Pensions back to State

    Quote Originally Posted by MPB View Post
    Fact is, we pay 166 people 100k plus expenses a year.

    There job is to get re elected. Why the hell would we pay somebody for 5 years, when their job is to ensure that we pay them for another 5 years.

    This is a total waste of money. If you are not a Minister, then we do not need you.

    And then we elect local eejits to sit on councils, when all the decisions are made by the un elected, but qualified County Manager.

    Our system was designed to keep the local tribes happy and prevent another Civil War. It has had its day and needs to be radically overhauled.

    Break it up and start again.
    I agree we need a radical overhaul from top to bottom of the constitution and whole way we interact and run the state. I would start with a blank sheet of paper, something good might come from this disaster then.
    Mr Lenihan said the guarantee was “the cheapest bailout” compared with bank rescues in other countries, including the UK and the US, where “billions and billions of taxpayers’ money are being poured into financial institutions” - October 24 2008

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    Mar 2010
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    Default Re: Máire Geoghegan-Quinn Gifts the Pensions back to State

    Gift pension but continue enjoy VIP treatment at airports. I do not think it unreasonable that the President gets VIP treatment, but the Commissioner is a bit much

    It emerged yesterday that almost twenty thousand euro was spent on the facilities in the last six months of 2012 for former President Mary Robinson and European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn.

    They used the facilities on 56 and 22 occasions respectively, between July and December last, with the costs paid for from the Taoiseach's budget.
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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