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    Default We are, where we are - Flashback to 2007 Budget

    Praise Jehovah for the RTE archives.

    It was late 2006 and the Zanu FF inspired property bubble was at its peak. Budget 2007 was the last of the great giveaways. €3.5 billion was collected more than expected, €2.5 billion from Capital Taxes and Stamp Duty. Clowen was upbeat and spoke of his promise to "reward workers". A timely reminder to everyone of why we are in this mess.

    The Big Giveaway - RTÉ Archives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partizan View Post
    Praise Jehovah for the RTE archives.

    It was late 2006 and the Zanu FF inspired property bubble was at its peak. Budget 2007 was the last of the great giveaways. Clowen was upbeat and spoke of his promise to "reward workers". A timely reminder to everyone of why we are in this mess.

    The Big Giveaway - RTÉ Archives
    True.

    But I still want to see Gilmore stuffed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    True.

    But I still want to see Gilmore stuffed.
    and he will. Just a reminder to the Zanu FFers who are taking the high moral ground.

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    "It was", Mr Ahern said, "the result of years of good management of the economy".
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    I think I remember. Moan was talking about the "lost opportunity" to blow more money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    "It was", Mr Ahern said, "the result of years of good management of the economy".
    which brought about lots of "groat".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partizan View Post
    which brought about lots of "groat".
    And we always thought growth was his way of pronouncing 'growth'. Turns out it meant running the economy into the ground, but making it look like you were doing the opposite. At least we'll know the next time.

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