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A very Irish observation.

Posted by Jason O on Dec 11, 2009 in Irish Politics |

WE could have spent the money on beer too.

We could have spent the money on beer too.

I was listening to some DJs discussing the new Samuel Beckett bridge last night, and one commented that it had cost €8 million, after which another gasped and made a remark about how the money could have been spent on the health service. What? It’s one of those lazy remarks that Irish people throw into observations about public life that makes no sense. It assumes, for example, that building a bridge is some sort of vanity project, and that throwing €8 million into the other €16 billion the health service gets will somehow make a difference.

Well, it would have made a difference. We’d have no bridge.   

1 Comment

Luke
Dec 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Excellent comment, throwing money into our black hole that is the health service makes no sense.


 

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