Originally Posted by Assetbacked
The well off in Irish society are those who own property. For people to have extra cash in their pocket from their salary each month as a result of not having to pay so much for somewhere to live, this is better for society as the cash would be spread around different sectors rather than having one sector hoover up that cash.
We need to get to a point where it is possible to rent something really cheap for oneself, if desired, for the good of the social and emotional health of society. Then people can pay more for a better quality of place. This demands that property and land prices plummet.
People who own property are not well off, they have scarificed and are paying or have paid for the property. It never ceases to amaze me that people who have made life choices should somehow be held responsible for those who made different life choices that did not work out for them.
At what point should people actually have to live with their choices and accept the consequences of their choices.
Why is it when something goes wrong its societies issue rather than the individuals.
We did have low cost places to rent in the form of bedsits, the govt decided to close them at a time when we did not have any replacements. We know have a situation where we all went high standards of accommodation but don't want to pay for it.
We have to decide what we need not want, we need accommodation, we want accommodation that meets very high standards. If we want the high standards then someone has to pay for it.