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Eamon O Cuiv reckons there will be few cuts

Digout

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A stunning performance on Matt Cooper earlier, even by his standards. Towards the end of the interview, he said something along the line of "there are to many big cuts in an bord snip, there would be outrage if we implemented this. There is no way we can implement the big cuts because the opposition would love it. We are not going to give the opposition their day".

So, from this are we to take it the €3.5 billion needed this year will come from tiny cuts?

Also, surely they should be more interested in saving the country than what FG think?

Further proof if ever that FF view popularity as being more important than sorting the country.

The game is finally up, because this time they cant have both.
 


flavirostris

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So we can take it that O'Cuiv wants tax increases instead unless they can conjure up gold from base metal
 

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You would think that FF would push ahead and do what is needed. They are so unpopular they have no chance of getting in at the next election anyway.
 

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There is a lot of different messages coming from FF ministers. This is a sign that there is def a leadership problem.
 

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Or leading the confused and scared amongst us into another false sense of security?

FF will always try to hold onto power first, that is their way of saying of putting the country first...
 

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That interview with O'Cuiv just confirms the truism that FF always put the party ahead of the country i.e implementing swingeing cuts would be disastrous for Fianna Fáil electorally even though it would help put the public finances back in order.
This is what happens when a party who only know how to squander public money suddenly have to make a few tough decisions.
 

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Well his Department (and presumably his ministry) is a prime target of the Bord Snip report.
 

toughbutfair

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there is no unity in the party. The faster an election the better.

I predict that if a new government comes in then they can make MASSIVE cuts and inflict hardship and blame the current government, if they get our finances sorted within the 5 year term, they'll get re-elected.
 

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I heard it replayed on the news and all I could think was what a slibheen, the boys down the cumman will think thats are a great one. God helps us that we ended up with such a shower in government.
 

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I predict that if a new government comes in then they can make MASSIVE cuts and inflict hardship and blame the current government, if they get our finances sorted within the 5 year term, they'll get re-elected.
no way..if FF wriggle out of having to make the cuts and leave it to a new government to implement they'll be back in power before you can say Rainbow coalition
 

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Lenny was the radio a few mins ago saying that the snip report is going ahead, sounds like some infighting.

Last weekend Cullen was saying his area should not get any cuts.

We are starting to see some public fighting.
 

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no way..if FF wriggle out of having to make the cuts and leave it to a new government to implement they'll be back in power before you can say Rainbow coalition
It depends on how smart the next government is. If they are smart all they have to do is keep reminding people that FF created the mess.
 

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It depends on how smart the next government is. If they are smart all they have to do is keep reminding people that FF created the mess.
won't be any good when they are ones doling out all the pain and FF are showboating in opposition.."we'd never have cut that.."
unfortunately the electorate has a short memory
 

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no way..if FF wriggle out of having to make the cuts and leave it to a new government to implement they'll be back in power before you can say Rainbow coalition
you think that is the plan ? 5 years out and another generation in power.
 

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A stunning performance on Matt Cooper earlier, even by his standards. Towards the end of the interview, he said something along the line of "there are to many big cuts in an bord snip, there would be outrage if we implemented this. There is no way we can implement the big cuts because the opposition would love it. We are not going to give the opposition their day".

So, from this are we to take it the €3.5 billion needed this year will come from tiny cuts?

Also, surely they should be more interested in saving the country than what FG think?

Further proof if ever that FF view popularity as being more important than sorting the country.

The game is finally up, because this time they cant have both.
wrong as usual
 

patricktom

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won't be any good when they are ones doling out all the pain and FF are showboating in opposition.."we'd never have cut that.."
unfortunately the electorate has a short memory
good man - at least you admit we are the BEST and destined to rule
 

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So that 22 bn per annum we need to find where is it going to come from FFers?
Just to recap.

58 bn to run the country.
32 bn available.

So?
Whats the plan gooon farwaaard?
 

flavirostris

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you think that is the plan ? 5 years out and another generation in power.
just have a look at their track record..bankrupt the country..slide out of office and leave it to the other poor saps to clean it up..rebuild in opposition while the new government takes all the heat and then sweep back in after one dáil term as a 'safe pair of hands'
 

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just have a look at their track record..bankrupt the country..slide out of office and leave it to the other poor saps to clean it up..rebuild in opposition while the new government takes all the heat and then sweep back in after one dáil term as a 'safe pair of hands'
Happened before.
Rule Ruin and Run.
 

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I think it is becoming increasing clear that FF know now is not the time to be in power and are looking for an exit after NAMA.
Much better to be on the opposition benches rather than clearing up this mess.
 


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