Cowen says Gov has no plans to change budget day from Dec 7th

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The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has just told the Dail that the Government has no plans to change the date of the budget, which is scheduled to take place on December 7th.

The Taoiseach was answering the question by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore in the Dáil moments ago.

Speculation was mounting last week that the budget may be rescheduled for some time in the middle of this month. The Irish Times Economics Editor Dan O'Brien told Newstalk last week that his sources led him to believe that this was very likely.
 


Sierra

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Why not bring it forward and get it over and done with? Surely the longer the wait the worse off we are on the international stage?
 

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mmm - don't see the sense of bringing out a detailed comprehensive 4 year budget covering all sources of revenue and expenditure and then 2 weeks later going through a detailed comprehensive 1 year budget. Seems daft - why not do the whole lot in one go - announce the 4 year plan, go into more detail on the numbers and plans for 2011 (the "budget") and do it all at the end of Nov.

Seems to me to be a case of not stopping and thinking for a second.
 

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Why would he bother changing anything ever. Everything in HIS world is good
  • Salary of €228,466
  • + expenses
  • Car & Garda Driver
  • .............For Life
  • Super Dulex Pension
  • Garda Standing outside his main residence
  • ..............For Life

Why would he change anything ever.........?
 

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Hoping we will get around that corner in the mean time
 

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The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has just told the Dail that the Government has no plans to change the date of the budget, which is scheduled to take place on December 7th.

The Taoiseach was answering the question by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore in the Dáil moments ago.

Sounds like either the BIFF is lying (probable) or Bozo hasn't bothered to tell him about the change in the budget date (possible).
 

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mmm - don't see the sense of bringing out a detailed comprehensive 4 year budget covering all sources of revenue and expenditure and then 2 weeks later going through a detailed comprehensive 1 year budget. Seems daft - why not do the whole lot in one go - announce the 4 year plan, go into more detail on the numbers and plans for 2011 (the "budget") and do it all at the end of Nov.

Seems to me to be a case of not stopping and thinking for a second.
+1

If true it is utter madness and does not instil confidence.

Perhaps he thinks it is giving the government a second chance to tweak it a bit if the markets react negatively. :roll: Can't be that. This does not make sense.
 

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The title of this thread be changed to "Cowen says Gov has no plans"
 

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Ha!!!

If you got Lewis & Orwell together, gave them each a bag of shrooms they still wouldn't come up with 21st Century Ireland!
 

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mmm - don't see the sense of bringing out a detailed comprehensive 4 year budget covering all sources of revenue and expenditure and then 2 weeks later going through a detailed comprehensive 1 year budget. Seems daft - why not do the whole lot in one go - announce the 4 year plan, go into more detail on the numbers and plans for 2011 (the "budget") and do it all at the end of Nov.

Seems to me to be a case of not stopping and thinking for a second.
If the government correctly handles the story of the 4-year national effort (read: spins it to death), then anyone seen to disagree with that effort can and will be branded as dangerous, delusional, populist, anti-European, unIrish, and whatever else the Independent papers can think of.

Then, when the Budget arrives just a couple of weeks later, it will be presented as regrettable but simply an unavoidable part of the 4-year national effort to which every right-thinking Irishman and woman subscribes. There Is No Alternative, Olli Rehn made me do it, etc.
 

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No rush Brian, it's not like this is the third year in a row where the country has shut down for months before the budget as they are too terrified to spend.
 

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No rush Brian, it's not like this is the third year in a row where the country has shut down for months before the budget as they are too terrified to spend.
You aint seen nothing yet. Wait till the shutdown then the IMF arrive next January.
 

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lads did it ever occur to ye that our taoiseach may not actually now be in charge of when this country has the next budget. it will be decided by lendahand and the finance officials and the eu guys. the taoiseach will just be told. i am told he is now out of the loop and the relevant people are taking advice elsewhere. ie not consulting him as they have no confidence in him.

so his statement id factually true today-cos he is in the dark about the plan to change the date. it will be interesting to watch and see if a date change actually happens.

the govt announce a 4 year plan of cuts and tax rises in november and wait weeks for the lobby groups to ambush them before a budget on dec 7th. i dont think so-does not make sense.

introduce the plan and immediately go to the dail and bring in a budget the following day or so. get it done and over with.
 

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lads did it ever occur to ye that our taoiseach may not actually now be in charge of when this country has the next budget.
Most people - certainly anyone who relies on the cretinous Irish media for their "information" anyway - will have completely missed the fact that Olli Rehn and Ashoka Mody have been running Ireland since at least July.

Any pretence at an Independent Irish Republic died a long time ago.
 


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