Thursday, June 30, 2005

Irish Show Europe How It's Done, Once Again

Europe and this government could stand to learn a few things about fiscal responsibility and growing an economy from Ireland. The Irish have reformed their government from a full-blown tax and spend model to a business, education, and investment friendly country that now stands as the second richest nation in the European Union behind Luxembourg and one of the most educated countries in the world.

The Irish have made education for all citizens free, up to and including college. At the same time, they slashed corporate tax rates and began to actively seek out foreign investment. Meanwhile the old-school members of the EU such as France and Germany continue to languish with double-digit unemployment and stagnant economies. Ireland can now count among its largest employers such American companies as Dell and Intel.

It is well known how I feel about the President and the job he has been doing for the last 5 years but for those new to my site I will explain briefly. I support about 85% of what the President has done thus far but I have serious concerns about the immigration reforms that have been proposed as well as the way the government is spending our tax dollars. I have a great love for the Irish and damn it, if they can do it then we sure as hell can too. If our lawmakers sit up and take notice of what the Irish have done then I will be the first to raise a Black & Tan in their honor.

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