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‘Working people” and “ordinary working people “ what are the rest

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    I dont think the political parties are sure themselves who they are addressing exactly. It's a catch-all phrase.


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    I always find amnesty as the most laughable one, in the building they own there are something like 10-12 registered NGO's with similar missions, each one of them the board is the same revolving group of about 8-12 people and constantly in publications they release statements like 'x NGO thinks this is shocking, just look at this report we found from Y NGO' , they use themselves as their own validators/fact checkers.

    Amnesty are like the poster child of what can go wrong when a fanatic is put in charge.

    A once widely-respected charity, that had a clear mission and focus, now a promotional vehicle for one man's obsessions.


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    mariaalice wrote: »
    I dont think the political parties are sure themselves who they are addressing exactly. It's a catch-all phrase.

    I like that. Both terms are favoured by the left and used interchangeably and can be assumed to be meaningless. I have never seen it used in UK or US etc.

    Of course the journalists on the media never interrogate the expression.
    Probably originated when the PAYE cohort were on the rampage to get the farmers into the income tax net. Most certainly then 'workers' did not include farmers; as I said the term must be meaningless and will continue so.


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    I'd have a different take on it to most people here, but it'd be informed by my own political bias (then again, so is everyone else's :D ) - working people in this context applies to those who make money by producing a good or service in exchange for it, as opposed to those who make it by speculating and trading in sh!t that other people built and that they don't have a use for.

    The latter category are, in my view, absolute parasites.


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    An awful lot of NGOs are providing services in the community that the state will not provide directly


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    VANG1 wrote: »
    Politicians keep using the above terms, can someone explain what they mean. How about retired people, housewives, performers, poets etc. Are they not supposed to represent everyone or are they trying to engraciate themselves to a certain group.

    The peasants basically.


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    Working class or poor people


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    People who do not work in offices, basic retail workers, drivers, people who earn less than 30k,
    Eg blue collar workers, people who work in music venues theatres etc are important too tourists do not come to Ireland to shop in Dunnes stores
    How many people work full time as poets ?
    Eg the arts are an important part of our economy


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    riclad wrote: »
    People who do not work in offices, basic retail workers, drivers, people who earn less than 30k,
    Eg blue collar workers, people who work in music venues theatres etc are important too tourists do not come to Ireland to shop in Dunnes stores
    How many people work full time as poets ?
    Eg the arts are an important part of our economy

    You are defining "“ordinary working people" as people not working in Offices?
    Office workers are ordinary working people.


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