I recently wrote another letter to the Editor of The Irish Times about our recent emergency budget, and though I did not buy the paper yesterday it was published on the Letters page on Monday 13th April. I found it on-line today. The image shows the text of the letter that was published.
I sound a bit pontifical?
This is the third time I have had a letter published by The Irish Times, and as before it was edited from my original letter - this time quite heavily with a reference to Monty Python completely removed.
Here is my original:
It seems to me that media coverage of Budget 2009 is mostly about the impact on each of our own pockets, as we are all asked to pay a heavy price for our economic woes. Now more than ever we need to believe in the spirit of John F. Kennedy - "ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country", rather than in the Monty Python spirit of "what has the Government ever done for us?".
Eugene F.M. O'Loughlin,