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Ganley just won’t shut up

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Jesus, what does it take to get this guy to shut up?  Resoundingly rejected by the electorate during the European elections, still under a cloud about the mysterious funding for that campaign and the first Lisbon vote, the guy lives and works in America, so what the fuck does he want coming to Ireland and spouting off about democracy?

First Interview
His first interview on the second Lisbon vote, the very very first interview, before anyone else, before he even announced coming back, was to the Wall Street Journal.  What does that tell us, people?

That Ganley’s only concern is business in the United States!  And what’s good for US business?  A weak and divided Europe, of course.

The Treaty in plain English
Just today, Ganley is again spouting any ould rubbish to scare people, banging on about a consolidated tax base.

That RUBBISH, people.  The French and Germans have been trying that for years and years, and the Brits and Irish are always shooting it down.  The EU does not, and will never have, any say in how the Irish goverment taxes it’s people and industries.  Never. 

Why?  

Because the Irish corporate rate of 12% is hugely lower than the big EU countries, and that’s why all those American firms came here to set up – Intel, Google, EBay, Yahoo, etc. etc. etc.

LOW TAXES

If you ask someone who’s voting “No”, why, they’ll say “Oh, abortion..” or “Tax!” or “Defense”.  But the Lisbon treaty doesn’t affect any of those issues at all.  100% BS.  Rubbish.  Lies.  Misleading.  Crap.  The Lisbon treaty says that on the issues that concern the EU

  • we’re changing how we vote
  • in the future, we can change again without having to pass new treaties

It doesn’t give the EU new powers over ANYTHING that the EU doesn’t already have power in. 
That means

  • Tax policy – no change
  • Health policy – no change
  • Defense policy – no change.


So what does he want?
Ganley wants a No vote because America doesn’t want a unified EU foreign policy.  Doesn’t want a unified EU trade position.  Doesn’t want a unified EU anything!  Furthermore, Ireland outside the core EU will be more reliant on the US.  We’ll need their investment more than ever.  Good trade deals.  Even less tax.  More incentives. 

Of course the US-based Ganley (with $7m contracts to the Pentagon) wants a No vote.  It’ll be good for HIM.

But an absolute fucking disaster for the rest of us.

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Written by seancasaidhe

September 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Ireland, Politics

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