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    Default Budget Day 2013 - As it Happens.

    Oh boy oh boy.

    Today's the day folks. Being described as the harshest budget ever introduced (now where have I heard that before?).

    Tax Rises and Spending Cuts to make you weep. Well, it is the Christmas Spirit...naht.

    Speaking of which, for those that missed it last year, here is my own Christmas jingle to reflect the moment:

    Slashing through the debt,
    In a German frame of mind,
    O'er the people we go,
    Laughing all the way (hah hah hah)
    Placing turf-quotas on Ming,
    Making children Fright,
    What fun it is to slash and burn,
    A Euro-song tonight.


    Euro Bonds, Euro Bonds,
    Austerity all the way,
    Oh! what fun, it is to ride,
    In a cash-cow gravy train.
    Euro Bonds, Euro Bonds,
    Austerity all the way,
    Oh! what fun, it is to ride,
    In a cash-cow gravy train.





    And to set the tone for today, here's Noonan on his way to Government Building's with the Budget:





    Keep her light folks.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    the elites will not be touched anyway

    we are a very ignorant people
    we deserve everything we get

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkkkkkkkkk View Post
    the elites will not be touched anyway

    we are a very ignorant people
    we deserve everything we get
    Don't be so selfish....they're only scraping by themselves sure...didn't Hogan tell us how he was coping, the poor divil.

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    So anyone want to speculate?
    Property tax rate? People on welfare to pay? Size/scope of "Mansion Tax"?
    Excise increases?
    VRT in creases?
    What perks to be removed from pensioners?
    Any decrease in Leinster House salaries or expenses?
    Child benefit changes?

    And what will be this year's DEIS schools fiasco?
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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    Seems legit....

    “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” - Friedrich A. Hayek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    So anyone want to speculate?
    Property tax rate? People on welfare to pay? Size/scope of "Mansion Tax"?
    Excise increases?
    VRT in creases?
    What perks to be removed from pensioners?
    Any decrease in Leinster House salaries or expenses?
    Child benefit changes?

    And what will be this year's DEIS schools fiasco?
    The bus pass needs to be looked at. Child benefit should be means-tested. Of course my normative views are unlikely to be taken into consideration as they are voter toxic and pliticians only care about re-election and not the welfare of the State.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

    Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...

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    hbap will be here soon to tell ye all that " ye're a shower of lying basturds"
    "If we VOTE YES there will be no more austere budgets. Fact " Hammer, mayday 12'

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    Yesterday was the last day I could afford to pay my bills
    Today, well, i'm getting drunk one last time.














    On beer I bought yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    I'm invited out to dinner tomorrow night...a teacher, an SME owner, an unemployed architect and his wife who works in the HSE, a PS pensioner, a self-employed mother of four ......

    Should be an interesting (if high decibel) discussion...
    Ah yes, the kind of people who can still afford to go out for a midweek dinner and complain how others can contribute more.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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