I’m away for a week tomorrow on a work related matter. There will be planes involved. I hate that. Not so much for the planes but for the airport business, but needs must.
Anyhoo it was exactly those needs that left me giddy with spluttered rage when I read the following this morning.
How in marmalade is this allowed to go on?
“Patrick Dooley was then called to give evidence, under oath, about his means.
He told the judge that he had three accounts; in Bank of Ireland, AIB Bank and Killarney Credit Union.
However, there were no funds in any of his accounts.
His mortgage is paid up to date with the assistance of the Social Welfare contribution of €1,000 a month.
Stating that the defendant was costing the State approximately €570 per week, the judge referred to the help the defendant was receiving for his mortgage: “This is paid for by the taxpayer; €250 a week. You have a mortgage of €300,000 and the taxpayer pays for this. This is a great little country isn’t it.”
He added: “I fail to see why you can’t be in the same boat as everyone else”.
The same boat? Which boat would this be? My boat involves having to work for every penny. His boat appears to be a luxury liner with twin engines and a free captain. Without being too rabidly Daily Mail about it all, why would this guy bother his hole working? How did he get a mortgage in the first place? Why are we paying for his three hundred thousand house and his newish van?
I’m so sick of cute hoorism, be it from people like this guy to the TDs farting up over travel expenses, the ‘I’m all right Jack’ bollocks that we, you and me are paying for! Well I don’t want to pay for this guy’s house and van, or his kid’s food. I don’t want to pay for senator’s made up phone bills. I am so utterly sick of the corrupt nature of people. And I hate airports.
Social Welfare was supposed to help those in times of need, not be a bloody prop for a layabout. I hope this judge throws the bloody book at him. * Doesn’t hold breath*