Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An Bord Snip Nua, NAMA etc

There's no doubt about it. We have returned to ye olden days when the peasants groan under horrific taxes to pay for the excesses of the wealthy. Not a single banker or developer has been charged for the fraud and thievery that has beggared our economy. Not a single politician or head of a state body found guilty of outrageous spending of the tax payer's money has been charged or even penalised. Yet the ordinary man and woman of Ireland is already paying and paying and will do so even more when the December budget comes in. King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are fleecing the populace. Where's Robin Hood, Maid Marian and other heroes of the people?

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Don't feel like you're alone, Orla. Seems to be a rapidly spreading disease spreading continents and different cultures alike with no apparant end in sight. Thankfully we have wonderful books to take us to far off places where we can actually be sane for a moment or two. Hope you're doing well. Going back to read and catch up on your blogs. My best to all!

OR Melling said...

Ah yes, but you at least have a leader who sides with the people. (Like the idealised version of Richard Lionheart.) I fear the dogs will pull him down, though.