The case FOR austerity

El Chaval

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I can't stand when people say they are against austerity. What does it even mean?
If you ask them should we reduce spending on RTE salaries or vanity projects, they say "Yes"!!!.
So they're not against austerity.
I doubt anyone is really.
So, what austerity measures would you introduce?
 

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I suppose it comes down to how the term is applied. In general it seems to mean a reduction of living standards through higher taxation and reduced public services in order to service debt to foreign creditors.

But yes, as you point out, government spending or cuts make no sense. It all seems to serve the big global agenda against the needs of the nation's citizenry
 
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Surely, it means first and foremost not selling Ireland out to the highest bidder, and often at firesale prices at that?
 
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The poor will pay a heavy price for the covid 19 hoax that's for sure .....we will very soon see that we are not all in this together .....and all the rights you will have left are

Right this way
 
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It's estimated that 15 billion euro is going to be the new debt added to our existing national debt as a result of C19.

Our national debt was huge before, and it will be far higher due to C19
 
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