"Let's be fair about this, we all partied" - does it justify economic conscription?

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"Let's be fair about this - we all partied".

Brian Lenihan, Prime Time, 24.11.10

Dermot Ahern said something similar in June to Mary Minihan of the IT -

"Let’s be frank about it, the country had a party. We hadn’t money for 800 years and for 15-20 years the country had a bit of a party and now we have to pay for it".

What are we to make of these statements, coming as they do with their claims of fairness and frankness?

They are offered to us by government ministers in justification of their decision to conscript us into paying huge debts run up by private banks.

Where is the connection?
 
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Vote_No_on_Everything

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I didn't party, I worked.
 

Raketemensch

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When he says 'we', he means career politicians pulling in a quarter mill a year, buying up apartment blocks and then getting the poor to pay their gambling bills when they can't sell the last few. They partied, what he says is quite correct.
 

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When he says 'we', he means career politicians pulling in a quarter mill a year, buying up apartment blocks and then getting the poor to pay their gambling bills when they can't sell the last few. They partied, what he says is quite correct.
i certanly didnt party!! I remember a few years back an electrician working on a housing estate near north cork, who boasted that he had bought 3 of the houses himself, traight off the plans!! At the same time he was borrowing to pay for his investment properties I was putting spare cash into my mortgage!! I've been on 4foreign holidays in the last 14 years, 1 being my honeymoon while wathcibng others scoot off buying property and holiday apartments abroad!1

Now I have to pay for these fnckwits cos god love em, its about how much you can afford, not about how stupid and greedy youve been!! Now my pension contributions are going to be plundered, and my future retirement put at stake because of greedy ******************************************s who had/nt a clue!!

Its not just the politicians and bankers, there are a lot of average joes just as responsible!
 

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I owe the bank €100k. And i'll pay that back.
The ************************************ that owes RBS 40 billion can pay that back himself. I wonder did sean dunne return ulster banks €800m before he head to the states
 

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When he says 'we', he means career politicians pulling in a quarter mill a year, buying up apartment blocks and then getting the poor to pay their gambling bills when they can't sell the last few. They partied, what he says is quite correct.
Lenihan is at it again, he is feeling the heat as are all government politicians, so they have come with a new spin. They still think that they can get the gobsh---tes to love them again.
They are a busted flush, bet Lenny goes back to holding court in the Wren's nest, it is about all he is fit for. Just like his father a bluffer and a liar.
 

Expose the lot of them

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I did not "party" in that context.

I worked hard, had a good job with a good salary, paid my bills, had some holidays all paid for, paid off my mortgage, did not "take equity", no property portfolio foreign or local, no holiday home,no replacing the car every year, bought my car in 2003 using a two year personal loan. No kitchen upgrades, no decking, same curtains on the windows since 2004, same tv since god was a boy.

In other words I had a decent lifestyle which I believe that everyone who works hard deserves and is entitled to.
 

eoghanacht

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I didn't party, I worked.
+10.

I rented, socialised. The furthest foreign holiday i took the family on was to the isle of man, no charity balls in marbella, no skying holidays no property in Bulgaria.

I worked hard payed my way and now i have to pick up the tab whilst those who lived it up in most cases have walked away with large pensions and huge bonuses.

They only extravagant thing i did and for which i'm paying was get a '02 car on HP. When i lost my job i couldn't sell the car so had to return it and i am still paying the difference.

Actually i'm seriously considering telling the finance co. to go to hell.

As they are none other than an Anglo bondholder.................BNP Paribas!!
 

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And riddled with cancer:D There's an upside to everything
Your a sick twisted bollox!! I woudlnt wish that ilness or celebrate the fact that anyone has it


I hope you lose your job and the roof over your head, genuinley!!
 

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speak for yourself, i never partied, never in Galway Tent, never at Galway Races, never got a free lunch, never got expenses, never never got anything, Lenny cut your salary and expenses first and then ask for forgiveness
 

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how many people have died and will die in the future because of lenihan and his crazy "policies".I'm sorry but I've no sympathy for the man.
 

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Lenny thinks he can spread the blame by saying WE ALL partied

The reality is THEY and the GOLDEN CIRCLE of CRONIES partied

The rest of us all worked dam hard and heard stories of the parties in disbeleif

Now they want us to pay for THEIR party
 

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I owe the bank €100k. And i'll pay that back.
The ************************************ that owes RBS 40 billion can pay that back himself. I wonder did sean dunne return ulster banks €800m before he head to the states
Ah you've never heard of the old adage.

If you owe the bank 100k they own you, you owe the bank 1 billion and you own the bank :)
 

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Your a sick twisted bollox!! I woudlnt wish that ilness or celebrate the fact that anyone has it


I hope you lose your job and the roof over your head, genuinley!!
+1

Uncalled for
 

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+10.

cases have walked away with large pensions and huge bonuses.

They only extravagant thing i did and for which i'm paying was get a '02 car on HP. When i lost my job i couldn't sell the car so had to return it and i am still paying the difference.

Actually i'm seriously considering telling the finance co. to go to hell.

As they are none other than an Anglo bondholder.................BNP Paribas!!
Speak to MABs or one of the other debt advisory agencies, I heard somthing, you will need to check it out, to the effect that once you have paid 3 years on that type of loan and have returned the vehicle you can legally tell them to p..s off. In fact I would anyway, what are they going to do spend a fortune taking you to court. Write to them and tell them you are unemployed and cannot afford to repay the loan, offer to pay them €5-10 per month.
 


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