Re: Irish Independent Millward Brown Lansdowne poll: FG 42 +6 Labour 19 -- FF 16 -1 SF 11 +1 Ind/Other 13 -4
Sidewinder is right when he says that there is a lot of low-hanging fruit which , if eradicated, would have minimal to no detrimental effect on the services they are allegedly involved in providing. The HSE is full of them but the 800+ quangos could be eliminated without any detrimantal effect as their prime purpose is to provide a form of welfare for connected Fianna Fail village idiots. And let's face it, they shouldn't be there in the first place. Whatever function these quangos are deisgned to perform could easily be covered by a government department.
I would not be a supporter of the Austrian school in the way that some here are but I am a great admirer of decentralised powers as they are practised here and believe we need such a system in Ireland. If county councils were to raise their own taxes and be accountable directly to their own electorate for how they spend those taxes with no recourse to getting money from the federal government but only from the central bank as loans to be paid back with interest, it would cure some electorates of electing the gombeen idiots they have been sending to Leinster House for generations.
Man kann gar nicht soviel fressen wie man kötzen möchte!
Max Liebermann, Deutsche Maler.