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Comment #6851822 by Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt Jan 12th 2018, 7:37 PM #

“We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor” – Martin Luther King Jr.

In the case of a bank looking for money, we will have an emergency sitting of the Dáil and overnight, we will guarantee to back up their losses up to the value of €440 billion.

In the case of repeated needless deaths and near-death experiences as the result of an inadequately funded HSE, our government ministers will be “very concerned” and then go back to their molly-coddled lives after not doing a tap.

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Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay

The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.

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    Favourite David Huston
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    Jan 12th 2018, 7:52 PM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: How do we rid ourselves of these parasitical politicians for once and for all they seem to have a limpid like grip on power.

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    Jan 12th 2018, 7:57 PM

    @David Huston: Step 1) Don’t give into their nihilistic way of thinking that *all* politicians are bad and evil and equally useless.

    Step 2) Vote in anyone but FFG. As bad as Labour were last time around, they do have a few good candidates (banish Burton, Alan Kelly etc. forever though obviously). Then choose from People Before Profit, the Social Democrats, Sinn Fein, and some Independents.

    And there has been some outstanding politicians in the past. Look what Frankling Roosevelt achieved in the US after the Great Depression and up to WW2. Look what Clement Attlee achieved in post WW2 Britain.

    Incredible people are waiting among us to deliver what we badly need.

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    Favourite Fergus Sheahan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:05 PM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: do you have a job?

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    Favourite sean o'dhubhghaill
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:09 PM

    @David Huston:Simple. Don’t vote for them.

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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:14 PM

    @Fergus Sheahan: yes.

    Do you have a life?

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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:32 PM

    @Fergus Sheahan: Lefty councillor? Sure, let’s go with that then.

    “Same socialist rubbish”

    Can you tell me what part of socialism do you hate?

    Is it where we pool together our resources collectively for the common good like funding our gardai, fire brigades, health service, education etc.?

    And please, dear God, don’t call Venezuela “socialist.” They have a lower tax rate on individuals and corporations than America!

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    Favourite Fergus Sheahan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:40 PM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: human nature means it doesn’t work, where has it ever worked? Bolivia with its life expectancy of 68?

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    Jan 12th 2018, 8:45 PM

    @Fergus Sheahan: You base the greatness of an economic system on their life expectancy?

    Fergus… I had no idea you were a closet communist all this time!

    Cubans (that little island under a crushing embargo from the US) live longer than Americans!

    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Cuban-Life-Expectancy-Among-the-Highest-in-World-at-78.45-Years-20150526-0011.html

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    Favourite Fergus Sheahan
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    Jan 12th 2018, 9:02 PM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: you win the internet again councillor…now back to enjoying capitalist Ireland while complaining about everything..SF and the rest would poo themselves if they got into power

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    Jan 12th 2018, 10:00 PM

    @Fergus Sheahan: “Capitalist Ireland” for the homeless, the old and the ones on trolleys, socialist Ireland for the bondholders and bankers.

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    Favourite Ken Hayden
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    Jan 12th 2018, 10:20 PM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: I agree with a lot of the things you say , but we can’t have ambulances everywhere .
    And as I was living away at the time , I find it hard to comprehend what went on in the Celtic tiger time .
    But whatever it was , I see it repeating itself .

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    Favourite Gus Sheridan
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    Jan 13th 2018, 9:30 AM

    @Franklin Roosevelt: Sinn Fein are out of the picture after the cynical way they handled that clown with the loaf.They are still in the past

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