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We are living through the Hunger Games

The hold financiers have on all of us can be viewed as winter arrives with the ‘hunger games’ derived to make a show of hunting ‘little people’.

There are private rack-rents, evictions and repossession of homes, the mortgages for which were pushed at those who now face B&B life, or worse homelessness.

Yet banker salaries continue to flourish. The little people were press-ganged into long-term support of the system; the only ones punished in any way for catastrophic banking errors and speculation.

Punished with mass unemployment, mass-emigration and social upheaval.

Children will grow up remembering the ‘hunger games’.

Tom Ryan

The Forts

Dún Bleisce

Co. Limerick


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