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    Who are the Governments, or more pertinently Brian Lenihans, economic advisors? For when the time comes to eventually lay specific blame for what has and is about to ensue, it is mostly to these people that we should turn to castigate. None of us are under any illusion that Brian lenihan comes up with this by himself - he sits in a room, listens to the advise and either, depending on the number of advisors, goes with the majority decision or tosses a coin.


    And on this, who are FFs political advisors who must clearly advocate lying to the Public on our true economic situation, rather than being straight and upfront? A reckoning should arrive there too in future times.
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    Jim O'Leary has recently taken the Lenny shilling. He was a PD with an FG background.

    Alan Ahearne took the shilling last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gael Nua View Post
    Who are the Governments, or more pertinently Brian Lenihans, economic advisors?
    EU mandarins and assorted bondholders of Anglo Irish.

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    Probably the tea lady at Arthur Cox and Associates.

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    Proably the same one's as five/ten years ago.
    God held us.

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    Based on their figures, probably the best and brightest at Ernest & Young.

    May God have mercy on us all.

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    CIF until recently! But you can't blame the CIF if they found the politicians in power to be a soft touch! Tom thought he was getting the real Plum Job when he left politics; the place where the real power in the country resided!

    Everybody else were such pansies that they just jumped to the tune of the CIF/Politico establishment.

    But Tom has since learned that the real power in a modern liberal society always was and always will be with the International Financial Buccaneers, who have us now by the short and curlies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPB View Post
    Probably the tea lady at Arthur Cox and Associates.
    God No! At least she would have some common sense and common decency.

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    Speaking of economic advisers apparently the amazing low corporate tax we offer isn't even being paid by large companies like google who use a tax avoidance scheme they call the "Double Irish" to get out of paying tax in the US and Ireland.

    Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes - Bloomberg
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    Quote Originally Posted by imokyrok View Post
    Speaking of economic advisers apparently the amazing low corporate tax we offer isn't even being paid by large companies like google who use a tax avoidance scheme they call the "Double Irish" to get out of paying tax in the US and Ireland.

    Google 2.4% Rate Shows How $60 Billion Lost to Tax Loopholes - Bloomberg
    Has a lot of the pieces of the jigsaw but hasn't put them all fully together correctly......Really does point out though a fundamental flaw in the US system which encourages US companies to get valuable IP out of there soonest.....

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