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The Daily Mail says that MHR won the "celebrities gone wild" reality TV show on RTE circa 3-4 years ago after 3600 premium rate calls were made from one Dail phone. The calls cost the taxpayer €2600.
People on here may recall a few posts I made in this thead:http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2056289400
I mentioned the huge difficulties I had finding a job, (I couldn't), I then mentioned the huge difficulties I had finding 3K of a LOAN, for seed capital for my business that I decided to start up after being unable to find a job.
I talked about the irrational and insane public policies that tell a person to shut up and stay on 188 Euro a week, (just under 10K a year), rather than faciliate that person to create a position of employment for themselves and save the state 10K a year in social welfare payments, and up to another 10K in income tax and pay related taxtation. I talked about the massive and soul shaking frustration that I came to associate with this dog pound like situation that I found myself in, where the answer everywehere was, "sorry, we have no fund's to lend to help any small business starting up"...
So we have no money for small businesses, but we have 2,636 Euro of taxpayers money to pay for a gombeen arséhole politician to be elected onto an RTE celebrity show???
Outraged, disgusted, close to throwing up over this laptop, are not strong enough words for how I feel after reading this. This is nothing less than sick. Leave me and my gripe above out of it if you wish, I'm sure there are people in hospitals waiting for operations or kids in schools who are having Special Needs Assistant's taken away from them, who this kind of money would make a very real difference to.
When are the people of Ireland going to wake up to this, what does someone in public office actually have to do, to get a reaction from the Irish people??? This Healy Rae toss pot has a brass neck to such an extent, that he doesn't even see the wrong in any of this, he think's it's grand because ultimately the money (or some of it), goes to charity!!!
The man must have no shame, I hope Karma takes care of him.