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Thread: Burton calls for less harsh budget in light of PN deal.

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    Default Burton calls for less harsh budget in light of PN deal.

    Burton says next Budget must be less harsh after

    At least they're fighting about how much less harsh the budget should be and not more harsh. Labour want it to be upfronted to the tune of about €1bn while FG want the benefits spread out over 2 budgets....

    While it would be good to get "instant benefits" as a result of the improved conditions we still need to close the budgetary deficit so I don't know exactly how much this could benefit in any one year.

    But as I said, at least it's a discussion about "less harsh" not the other way around...
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    PR stunt form La Burton....

    It is called "sell the benefits" of the sellout deal.
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    When we 'found' 3 billion euro a couple of years ago it didn't make much difference. When (not if) we get a deal on legacy debt and if it's a decent deal that's when we might see less harsh budgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev408 View Post
    When we 'found' 3 billion euro a couple of years ago it didn't make much difference. When (not if) we get a deal on legacy debt and if it's a decent deal that's when we might see less harsh budgets.
    Yeah, but wasn't that "notional" in that it didn't make any difference to our actual annual spend? The deal gives an actual saving each year so therefore it could be argued that this saving should be passed on by way of less harsh budgets.
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    If she cared at all she would never have agreed to the budget. Its spin, means nothing.
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    Spin nothing more. If she gave a hoot she would have demanded debt write down and not the scam we signed up for a couple of weeks ago. Joker is all she is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    Spin nothing more. If she gave a hoot she would have demanded debt write down and not the scam we signed up for a couple of weeks ago. Joker is all she is.
    Yeah "demanded"... You go to your bank manager and "demand" a write down on your debts... Let us know how that goes for you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Yeah "demanded"... You go to your bank manager and "demand" a write down on your debts... Let us know how that goes for you..
    If your demand was backed on the basis that a refusal might damage or even destroy that bank you might get a very serious hearing , of course you would have to ask

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    Well if she's going around demanding things (first sentence of the article), I'd tell her to ************************ off, if I was Enda or Gilmore.

    Beyond that I'd prefer to see the money used to bring down the deficit quicker, but naturally this will be an argument and it will probably end up being somewhere in the middle. In the end though it's arguable how much good a less harsh budget would actually do the government. It will still be harsh regardless and attacked by the opposition and various interest groups.

    On another side you can see it as more populism and politics from Burton, trying to appeal to the grassroots, which she is doing very well, while completely failing to manage her own budget.
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