“ONCE this budget is passed by the Dáil, I will wait until that tweet of me in a leather jacket standing out on the Cliffs of Moher gets at least 1,000 retweets before I officially enact it”
The words of Taosieach Leo Varadkar, who is putting the economic future of Ireland at risk in order to improve his standing on social media. Several hours before the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe begins his budget speech to the Dáil, the Taoiseach stood outside Leinster House addressing reporters and making what he perceived to be some very reasonable demands.
“I will also be demanding that my Instagram snap I took of the leaves on the ground in Phoenix Park gets some love too,” added the Fine Gael leader, who has every intention of putting Ireland on the path to continued growth and prosperity but not before becoming the most liked Irish politician on Facebook.
“It is everyone’s duty as a citizen of Ireland to ensure this budget comes to pass, so I implore you to all get retweeting, add me on Snpachat and please, please, please subscribe to my Youtube Channel, I still post on that,” the Taoiseach added before endorsing some FitTea on Instagram.
The government has confirmed that its €60 billion budget will balance the books and see the nation living within its means, which will be music to the ears of people who only like these things if they also get a tax cut to go with it.
“1,000 retweets, not a single retweet less. And if you can rate and subscribe to my podcast on iTunes, that will really help me out too,” the Taoiseach concluded.