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Leo Varadkar's Junk Economics Debunked

Discussion in 'Fine Gael' started by Tadhg Gaelach, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Toby Carlton-Hogge

    Toby Carlton-Hogge Member Political Irish

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    I am the type who doesn't ride roughshod with every headbanger with an anti-capitalist list, a chara.

    Kind of a sensible lad, me.

    Hope that's ok .
     
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    pretty sensible myself....but the world does not work the way we are told it does,.. if u follow the money u'll see for yrself.
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    If you think that Capitalism is sensible - then you really are a lost cause. Or maybe you like Ireland being ruled by multinationals and our population being replaced by cheap immigrant labour.
     
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    From the Stalin/Gaddafi/Kim Jong Un fanboy!!!

    :rofl:
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    Yes, all of those ruled \ rule their countries according to the interests of their own countries - not according to the profits of foreign companies.
     
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    Youngdan Moderator Staff Member Moderator Donator Battle Royale Political Irish

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    Except there was no profit in any of the 3 places, they survived solely on oil etc. Were it not for oil, the most efficient transportation in Lybia would be a sickly camel.
     
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    You know about MK Ultra, believe in went a lot further than we have been told, as well as understand that the sinister aspects of Freemasonry (leaving aside the Dark Occultism that has historically often gone along with it), and guess what? Still not be anti-capitalist. There are plenty of believers in capitalism out there who are very aware on these matters.
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    And what would the most efficient transportation in the USA without oil?
     
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    The DPRK survives on oil?
     
  10. Youngdan

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    Do you know what ETC means.
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    Ok but it would be incorrect to even class the DPRK as an export economy.
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'


    Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'

    Leo Varadkar was unable to provide a specific figure in answer to the question of what constituted affordable housing when questioned in the Dáil on Wednesday.

    During Leader’s Questions, Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin asked Varadkar to provide a working definition of what affordable housing was, and how many such units would be delivered by government next year.

    Varadkar replied:

    “I cannot give the Deputy a numerical definition of affordable housing.

    Obviously it depends on the individual.

    “I certainly believe that somebody who earns the average income in the State should be able to get a mortgage and purchase a home.”

    Varadkar went on to say that he could not provide an answer to the second part of Ó Broin’s question as he did not have a numerical answer for the first.
    Affordable housing?


    The Dáil question arose after Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan
    Murphy visited a number of social housing sites in the Fingal County Council area on Monday.


    Varadkar posted a video on Twitter from one of the developments – Hansfield Wood in Clonsilla (where 47 social housing units have been provided).

    Commenting on the development, Varadkar said that there were “over a thousand new homes being built in the area at the moment”.

    Leo Varadkar has been criticised for calling houses starting at €315,000 'affordable'
     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    So near and yet so far...

    Of course, when your father is a highly paid Indian doctor and you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, 315,000 euro seems quite affordable for a home. But, it really does show the commitment of Fine Gael to affordable housing - when their leader can't even put a figure on what he intends the word "affordable" to mean. Perhaps other intentions occupy his mind.
     
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    Turns out that Fine Gael didn't even discuss the homelessness crisis at their "National Conference" this weekend. Is that what Irish political parties call an Ard Fheis?

     
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    Tadhg Gaelach

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    From Focus Ireland

    We were shocked to hear the statement today by Leo Varadkar, who claimed that homelessness low by international standards. https://www.rte.ie/…/…/919200-fine-gael-national-conference/
    This is both factually and morally wrong.


    The data is very clear. Irish homelessness is higher than our 'peers' of similar size, and it's getting worse.

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    Homelessness in Ireland under the Varadkar Régime,

     
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    Homelessness in Ireland under the Varadkar Régime,

     
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    Homelessness in Ireland under the Varadkar Régime (I'll bet that none of these homeless people are migrants),


     
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    Homelessness in Ireland under the Varadkar Régime,