Greece To Get Another Billion Euro Debt Deal - What About Ireland?



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The Greek people did not get ANY "bailouts".

A small number of banks and elites who made bad gambles were protected using printed monopoly money while very real crippling austerity conditions were forced on ordinary people with little means. And vulture capitalists are now buying off greek public assets at firesale prices That's what actually happened and is happening.
 

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blokesbloke

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Ireland like Greece is a full and equal partner of the European Union.

As such it is part of a mighty bloc of nations which respect each other and assist each other as equal partners and never allow anyone to fall behind.
 

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No wonder they're in debt if this is what they do after every meal.:shock:

[video=youtube;RUjrC8t6B2M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUjrC8t6B2M[/video]
 

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The Greek people did not get ANY "bailouts".

A small number of banks and elites who made bad gambles were protected using printed monopoly money while very real crippling austerity conditions were forced on ordinary people with little means. And vulture capitalists are now buying off greek public assets at firesale prices That's what actually happened and is happening.
Eh no not this at all. The Greeks lied their way into the Euro, albeit with the help of some of these types, but proceeded as a race not to pay any reasonable amount of of taxes over the years and for a very long time seemed to think 50ish was the ideal retirement age. That's not to say there's not extreme hardship as a result of the required medicine but it's very lazy to just wag a finger at people you don't like when vast swathes of the Greek economy were shirking any civic responsibility. Lest it escaped your attention we, the Irish taxpayers. are on the hook for €400 million or so of that current Greek debt.
 

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EU warns budget will have to limit tax cuts and spending. Ireland now at risk of deviating from its budgetary targets in 2018, says commission.

So while Greece gets one write-off after the next and a new bailout deal every 6 month, Ireland is to get the crap card again. How much money did the EU flush down the toilet in Greece so far? €200, €300bn?

Is it time for Ireland to greek out on the EU?
Greece is in this predicament because when the crash came they had "historic" debt , when the next crash comes we will have historic debt and could end up in the same situation.
 

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Even the Lefties and The Shinners who wanted us to follow the Greek way have gone very silent on The Greek Way now .
 

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The difference is that we are 'good boys and girls' and are expected to actually obey the club rules, whereas the Greeks are the local council estate skanks who get periodic dole-outs to keep them off the streets and out of jail.

Needless to say, our political class is far too busy buttering up the EU hierarchy in aid of a 'special deal' on Brexit to dare risk any Greek-style deviations. Whether their diligence will produce any results remains to be seen. To be fair, comparisons between Ireland and Greece and stretched to say the least, the latter being viewed as little better than a Middle Eastern basket case as this stage.
 

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Even the Lefties and The Shinners who wanted us to follow the Greek way have gone very silent on The Greek Way now .
Well of course the Shinners are now challenging FG for Douze Points in the Europarty of the Year Awards, FG having up to now won it every year since 1972 (except the year Albert Brought Home the Eight Billion).
 

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Eh no not this at all. The Greeks lied their way into the Euro, albeit with the help of some of these types, but proceeded as a race not to pay any reasonable amount of of taxes over the years and for a very long time seemed to think 50ish was the ideal retirement age. That's not to say there's not extreme hardship as a result of the required medicine but it's very lazy to just wag a finger at people you don't like when vast swathes of the Greek economy were shirking any civic responsibility. Lest it escaped your attention we, the Irish taxpayers. are on the hook for €400 million or so of that current Greek debt.
Do you think anyone in the entire EU seriously believed the Greek figures?
 

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The difference is that we are 'good boys and girls' and are expected to actually obey the club rules, whereas the Greeks are the local council estate skanks who get periodic dole-outs to keep them off the streets and out of jail.

Needless to say, our political class is far too busy buttering up the EU hierarchy in aid of a 'special deal' on Brexit to dare risk any Greek-style deviations. Whether their diligence will produce any results remains to be seen. To be fair, comparisons between Ireland and Greece and stretched to say the least, the latter being viewed as little better than a Middle Eastern basket case as this stage.
You mean we got advice on what to do and support on doing it, and it worked?
 

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The Irish media refuse to talk about the debt repayments anymore. The Irish media work against the interests of the Irish people.
 

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The Irish media refuse to talk about the debt repayments anymore. The Irish media work against the interests of the Irish people.
€40billion isn't to be sneezed at but it wont cure all our ills.

We still have around another €160billion of other debt.
 

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The Greek people did not get ANY "bailouts".

A small number of banks and elites who made bad gambles were protected using printed monopoly money while very real crippling austerity conditions were forced on ordinary people with little means. And vulture capitalists are now buying off greek public assets at firesale prices That's what actually happened and is happening.
corrupt banks, super sized public sector, clientelism sounds more like it
 

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EU warns budget will have to limit tax cuts and spending. Ireland now at risk of deviating from its budgetary targets in 2018, says commission.

So while Greece gets one write-off after the next and a new bailout deal every 6 month, Ireland is to get the crap card again. How much money did the EU flush down the toilet in Greece so far? €200, €300bn?

Is it time for Ireland to greek out on the EU?
People begging on the street get free money. Why don't you beg on the streets?
 


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