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Lenihan - Many tough Budgets for years ahead.


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Lenny has just stated on RTE 6.1 that we will have many tough budgets for the years ahead.

But thats not what he said during last years Budget, last year we were told that was the last of the tough budgets.

This year we were told that we had turned a corner and their were green shoots.

But yet we can continue to bail out failed banks and bondholders.

you couldnt make it up.

Before the budget, Minister Lenihan announced that future budgets were not going to be so tough. He then started his Budget speech with the following bold claim:
Today, I can report that notwithstanding the difficulties of the last eight months, we are now on the road to economic recovery.
http://www.ronanlyons.com/2009/12/15/budget-2010-scorecard-minister-lenihan-gets-a-710/




[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn-VMUuYL04"]YouTube - priceless[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHTNTptUEe8"]YouTube - Aprés Match: Tonight with Brian Lenihan and Joan Burton[/ame]
 
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MPB

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I don,t think he could tell the truth now, even if he tried. Its a shambles. Last days of the Reich stuff.
 

Mushroom

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So Bozo the Liar strikes again.

Nothing new there - it's time to move forward.
 

captainwillard

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Lenny has just stated on RTE 6.1 that we will have many tough budgets for the years ahead.

But thats not what he said during last years Budget, last year we were told that was the last of the tough budgets.

This year we were told that we had turned a corner and their were green shoots.

But yet we can continue to bail out failed banks and bondholders.

you couldnt make it up.



Budget 2010 Scorecard – Minister Lenihan gets a 7/10 | Ronan Lyons




YouTube - priceless
YouTube - Aprés Match: Tonight with Brian Lenihan and Joan Burton

E30bn revenue and E50bn expenditure would lead one to the conclusion that several years pain are required. Are you surprised by what seems incredibly reasonable fact?
 

MPB

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E30bn revenue and E50bn expenditure would lead one to the conclusion that several years pain are required. Are you surprised by what seems incredibly reasonable fact?
3 budgets in 12 months. You would think he would have made quite a dent in that 20 billion deficit by now. He obviously does not have a clue what he is doing as well as none about what he is saying.
 

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I heard him........and he wasn't challenged on it.

The man hasn't a clue what he is doing.
 
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3 budgets in 12 months. You would think he would have made quite a dent in that 20 billion deficit by now. He obviously does not have a clue what he is doing as well as none about what he is saying.

+2000
 

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Ah I'm sure Lenny and his mates will be o.k.
 

Mushroom

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E30bn revenue and E50bn expenditure would lead one to the conclusion that several years pain are required. Are you surprised by what seems incredibly reasonable fact?
If you re-read the thread with both of your cerebral cells switched to 'on', you'll probably be able to detect the fact that nobody has expressed any surprise at that sad reality - nor even at the fact that, once again, BIFFO's mendacious mudguard has been caught out telling porkies.

All that this thread is doing is recording for posterity the fact that, once again, Bozo has lied through his garlic-scented teeth to the Irish electorate. Now while you may not consider this unsurprising fact worthy of a mention, up to 89% of the Irish public probably do.
 

bonkers

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has this man done anything right since he became finance minister?
 

Mushroom

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has this man done anything right since he became finance minister?
In fairness he has:

Increased pay for Anglo-Irish directors and certain A-I staff.

Allowed Rody Molloy to retire on an incredibly good package.

Allowed 'Fingers' to hang on to his €1m bonus.

Acquiesced in the re-appointment of various Directors to bankrupt Financial Institutions.

Protected senior civil servants from pay cuts.

Rolled back on the proposed tightning up of TDs' and Senators' expenses and allowances.

Propped up BIFFO.

................. to be continued.
 

Maximus Cynicus

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Ah I'm sure Lenny and his mates will be o.k.
You can bet your back teeth on it. A schoolmate of mine who emigrated by economic necessity in the early 1980s, when the FF coven consisted of names such as Haughey, Lenihan, Flynn, Andrews, Collins, Ahern, Coughlan, Cowen p1ssed himself laughing when he visited the auld sod recently and found the same names/next generation still in harness.

He could hardly contain his "sadness" at having to get back on the plane and fly home
 

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St Lenny has finally lost his halo, FF decided to use a sick man to try to buy some time and public sympathy. They thought that if they could buy a little time they would be able to extract themselves from the blame for the bubble. The are the most synical scumbags that ever inhabited any country. While I have sympathy for Lenihan, he went along with this charade. Now Seanie is laughing all the way to the four courts, he will never see a poor day for the rest of his life. Drumm is living it up in Cape Cod, Joe O Reilly is sunning his arse in Portugal, Johnny Ronan is spending most of his time abroad and do you rember Mr Lynn. So much for crime not paying.!!!
FF should be disbanded, it should be made a prescribed party and its leaders jailed.
Roll on the election.
 

Mossy Heneberry

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Why do we need several tough budgets over the next few years? Why can't we have just one. Yes, it will be a severe, sharp shock to the system but once it's done, it's done and over with. This will improve confidence in our international standing and will allow for businesses to plan ahead knowing they are no further tough budgets coming down the line.
 

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Why do we need several tough budgets over the next few years? Why can't we have just one.
Because FF are dodging all the necessary decisions and kicking the can down the road, at horrendous expense, so that

a) All the pork and corruption networks remain in place with all their attendant votes secured for the next election and

b) All the landmines St Lendahand has been busy planting immediately blow up in the face of the incoming FG/Lab Govt, making them even more hated than this shower are now, so that FF can sweep back to power to continue looting wealth of the nation in 2016.

FF - Party Before Country. It has always been and always will be thus as long as FF are allowed to continue in existance and all their cronies allowed to continue in positions of power or influence.
 

TODevastated

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Why do we need several tough budgets over the next few years? Why can't we have just one. Yes, it will be a severe, sharp shock to the system but once it's done, it's done and over with. This will improve confidence in our international standing and will allow for businesses to plan ahead knowing they are no further tough budgets coming down the line.
a short sharp shock is the way to go

Garrett the good admitted as much when he said that back he the 80s the HARD decisions were not taken early enough

a bit like what the crowd are now doing, despite claiming credit for making the HARD decisions when NONE have actually been made
 
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