Fein Statement re. Budget
Geraldine McNamara Dec. 5, 2011
Geraldine McNamara Pro of
Republican Sinn Fein said that the Leinster house
administrations attempts to pit the working classes against
each other should not be allowed and should be resisted.
This budget she said is attempting to do just that. The
public sector is pitted against the private sector and the
employed against the unemployed and even the old against the
young. No mention of the cost of sustaining the banking
system to keep the rich comfortable, and no cuts in
ministerial or politician’s wages. Geraldine said
“Brendan Howlin should be ashamed to use the name of labour
as the party he is a member of, bear no resemblance of the
labour party of Jim Larkin and James Connolly who organised
the 1913 lockout against the same social divide that Mr.
Howlin supports and is one of. If the labour party
actually supported the workers they would be out on the
streets picketing the institutions of the upper echelons of
society instead of telling the workers they have no
choice. Saying social welfare has not been cut is a lie as
taking six weeks off of the fuel allowance is a major cut on
people living below the poverty line. It is unbelievable
of Joan Burton to suggest that it will help lone parents get
back to work by cutting their payment when their child
Geraldine said that in a few weeks
time there will be an attempt to surrender the last vestige
of sovereignty by the twenty six county administrations to
the European parliament.
The people have to stand as one
and say no and not be intimidated like they were in the
Lisbon vote and Nice.