Good one for David, showing how out of touch ff are with the country and how this is killing the economy.
Against this background, the people who run the country make announcements about ‘‘front loading’’ budget cuts as if budget cuts are some sort of clean arithmetic, which has no impact on the economics.
This is not arithmetic, it is economics and, in economics, everything is related.
On paper, arithmetic can look clean and incisive, but in reality it affects jobs and people’s decisions to spend.But the incompetent lads who run this country don’t understand this. They got all macho on us last week and made the big announcement on the budget that was supposed to prove that Ireland could take the ‘‘hard’’ decisions.
And what happened? The market laughed in their faces. Everyone can see through the corny schoolboy language of our regime.
We all know that there is nothing hard about writing a cheque for rich investors in Anglo while at the same time, cutting the health budget for the poorest.So when the governing insiders tell a prospective investor not to worry because the plan is ‘‘screw the people and look after the bank investors, rather than the bank customers’’, who can blame the investor for running a mile.
It looks like ff economic policy is to wreck the economy so it'll take a generation to fix. Those traitorous bastards.