Absolutely. I included the lords and masters in political, financial, building and those around the various negotiating tables.The disaster in the Irish economy was caused by government spending running way ahead of sustainable government tax revenue.
Caused by both massive increases in spending and stupid reductions in income taxes.
The banks, bankers and developers are an easy scapegoat but they didn't cause us to spend more than we take in tax.
They may have caused massive losses that were lumped on our shoulders, but then again it was our government that decided that this madness was a sensible policy.
All of them are now complaining about the results of their own complicity in what happened.
During the Celtic tiger they were telling the rest of us peasants who had the temerity to raise objections to mind our manners and shut up. Suicide might also have been hinted at.
I want to throw up when I hear these people pontificating now on what should be done.