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Thread: The pre Christmas boom explained

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    Default The pre Christmas boom explained

    People are not saving as much as they could/should be.

    A record 60 per cent of Irish people say that government policy discourages saving according to the latest Nationwide UK (Ireland) Savings Index.
    So much for talking up the economy and using flawed statistics in an attempt to fool the people. Mind you, there are far too many who have a pathological need to be fooled!

    It seems that the new year good news campaign has faltered.

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    The state is also very effective at getting people to think that the system discourages working....
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    higher taxes for sure are a disincentive to save, its difficult to save money thats been appropriated before you get a say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    People are not saving as much as they could/should be.



    So much for talking up the economy and using flawed statistics in an attempt to fool the people. Mind you, there are far too many who have a pathological need to be fooled!

    It seems that the new year good news campaign has faltered.
    What's your issue here?

    Part of the problem with the domestic market is that we're saving too much and not spending enough, that was always the case.
    Do you think people were saying there was a lot of new extra money around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonic View Post
    What's your issue here?

    Part of the problem with the domestic market is that we're saving too much and not spending enough, that was always the case.
    Do you think people were saying there was a lot of new extra money around?
    This.

    People spending some of their disposable income rather than saving it all is somehow meant to be bad news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    This.

    People spending some of their disposable income rather than saving it all is somehow meant to be bad news?
    Of course it is, it isn't part of the German model we are being assimilated into..

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    People spending their disposable income or at least a portion of it is a good thing no? However, if it's a case of people over using credit cards again then it is really bad news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    People are not saving as much as they could/should be.



    So much for talking up the economy and using flawed statistics in an attempt to fool the people. Mind you, there are far too many who have a pathological need to be fooled!

    It seems that the new year good news campaign has faltered.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    This.

    People spending some of their disposable income rather than saving it all is somehow meant to be bad news?
    it could be if they need more money in hindsight in the future. Also people might be better off if they paid down debt by consuming less now. The idea that alot of people out there are only 1 payslip away form debtors banging at their doors is truely sad and shows a lack of financial awareness among the general public

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post
    Of course it is, it isn't part of the German model we are being assimilated into..
    I'm really lost.

    The government are bad because they are encouarging people to spend rather than save and they are also bad because they are trying to assimilate us into a German model where people save rather than spend.
    "Give us the future, we've had enough of YOUR past, Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in and to love..."

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