- Sep 6, 2018
Great post.We need need revised definitions here ..in these post crash times ..
Based on my experience ...here are mine
Irish 'middle class'.. Irish citizens ' married, permanently cash strapped, responsible for own home, children, health care, education, childcare, earns not more than €60000, in total, before substantial taxes and changes. Has one child but wants more... Unlikely to have more due to the cost and the danger of falling behind on the mortgage - the new Irish terror.. Irish states only role in their lives is taxation..responsible law abiding.. A shrinking demographic
Irish 'working class', Irish citizens, pretends to be a lone parent but has two or three children, might have another.. who knows.. with a live in boyfriend who pretends to live with his parents, for tax reasons, works less than 12 hours a week in an Applegreen or on a CE scheme..(loose me benefits if I worked more) State provides home, health care, all education costs, furniture, white goods and money for emergencies.. States role in their life is that of a generous relative.. like.. A kindly uncle.. A growing demographic
Everyone else... People who arrive in Ireland without resources and should not be here. Unqualified, unskilled, frequently primary illiterates and more or less unemployable in a post industrial first world country, Africans, Muslims, spurious asylum seekers, unemployable economic migrants from Asia and South America. Completely and increasingly aggressively dependant on the Irish state for everything in their lives. The states role in their life is like a father.. An exploding demographic..
And I agree entirely with those definitions that you make, BSA because the people you define in your definition are the very people I'm referring to.