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Budget Day 2013 - As it Happens.


ruserious

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Oh boy oh boy.

Today's the day folks. Being described as the harshest budget ever introduced (now where have I heard that before?).

Tax Rises and Spending Cuts to make you weep. Well, it is the Christmas Spirit...naht.

Speaking of which, for those that missed it last year, here is my own Christmas jingle to reflect the moment:

Slashing through the debt,
In a German frame of mind,
O'er the people we go,
Laughing all the way (hah hah hah)
Placing turf-quotas on Ming,
Making children Fright,
What fun it is to slash and burn,
A Euro-song tonight.


Euro Bonds, Euro Bonds,
Austerity all the way,
Oh! what fun, it is to ride,
In a cash-cow gravy train.
Euro Bonds, Euro Bonds,
Austerity all the way,
Oh! what fun, it is to ride,
In a cash-cow gravy train.

[video=youtube;ujkMx7mmLdM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujkMx7mmLdM&feature=player_embedded[/video]



And to set the tone for today, here's Noonan on his way to Government Building's with the Budget:

[video=youtube;-bzWSJG93P8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzWSJG93P8[/video]



Keep her light folks.
 

kkkkkkkkkk

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the elites will not be touched anyway

we are a very ignorant people
we deserve everything we get
 

R3volution_R3ady

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the elites will not be touched anyway

we are a very ignorant people
we deserve everything we get
Don't be so selfish....they're only scraping by themselves sure...didn't Hogan tell us how he was coping, the poor divil.
 

Keith-M

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So anyone want to speculate?
Property tax rate? People on welfare to pay? Size/scope of "Mansion Tax"?
Excise increases?
VRT in creases?
What perks to be removed from pensioners?
Any decrease in Leinster House salaries or expenses?
Child benefit changes?

And what will be this year's DEIS schools fiasco?
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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Seems legit....

 

ruserious

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So anyone want to speculate?
Property tax rate? People on welfare to pay? Size/scope of "Mansion Tax"?
Excise increases?
VRT in creases?
What perks to be removed from pensioners?
Any decrease in Leinster House salaries or expenses?
Child benefit changes?

And what will be this year's DEIS schools fiasco?
The bus pass needs to be looked at. Child benefit should be means-tested. Of course my normative views are unlikely to be taken into consideration as they are voter toxic and pliticians only care about re-election and not the welfare of the State.
 

gatsbygirl20

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I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...
 

neiphin

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hbap will be here soon to tell ye all that " ye're a shower of lying basturds"
 

Keith-M

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I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...
Ah yes, the kind of people who can still afford to go out for a midweek dinner and complain how others can contribute more.
 

gatsbygirl20

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Ah yes, the kind of people who can still afford to go out for a midweek dinner and complain how others can contribute more.
It's dinner in someone's house (the SME owner's, actually)

She is a very generous and hospitable lady who has worked hard and been very successful...

Don't be such a begrudger.
 

neiphin

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Ah yes, the kind of people who can still afford to go out for a midweek dinner and complain how others can contribute more.
 

alloverbartheshouting

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I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...
Ah yes, the kind of people who can still afford to go out for a midweek dinner and complain how others can contribute more.

You stopped reading when you saw the word "teacher", right?
 

gijoe

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Times are suggesting that the pint is going up 20c!
 

drummed

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the elites will not be touched anyway

we are a very ignorant people
we deserve everything we get

We want a rate the mods section!
And we want it now......................
 

drummed

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I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...
That's a real cross section of society there. Do any of them not have an Audi A4?
Such suffering as they must have endured the last few years:shock2:
 

Mushroom

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Times are suggesting that the pint is going up 20c!
That'll rattle Vincent Browne's Fatima Mansions panel tomorrow night. Just add a 50c increase for the pack of fags and they'll be incandescent with rage! All grist to Vinnie the Cynic's mill!
 
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