Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Letter to the editor: distracting our attention with driving license fiasco

Ted O'Keeffe suggests that the government created the provisional
license fiasco to divert attention from their unjustifiable pay-rises.
I suppose this government would actually have the cheek to use a
display of incompetence to divert attention from their greed.

It was, however, a risky move, at this stage we are so used to it, it
would really have to be something spectacular to get our attention.
They seem to have delivered.

Years of bad planning and questionable tax-incentives have forced
ordinary home-owners out of the cities and given them over to
investors. This has created massive commuters belts. We have public
transport policies that make people entirely dependent on their cars
for almost every aspect of their lives. With all that, threatening to
take away their ability to drive is truly a master stroke that
couldn't fail to divert our attention.

I have no idea what they'll do to top this but they have almost 5
years more in power so I'm sure they'll think of something,

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