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    Default The Banker and the National Teacher

    SBP's excellent writer Kathleen Barrington captures our predicament, and the arrogance of those who profit from creating it, in her account of two people -one well known, one not.

    The Banker and the National Teacher.

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    You can only wonder what the Helen Gahans and their dads of this world make of FitzPatrick - who defended the policies that left her shouldering hefty mortgage payments and him exposed to a 100,000 potential liability if she defaulted - advising the government to tax her child benefit if she has kids, to remove his medical card and cut his pension, even as they are shouldering the cost of the 400 billion bank bailout.
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    If fitzpatrick was a brit when the brits ruled here, he would have been shot, the Paddys are now pussys.

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    Default The banks only lend crazy sums because they were let

    The people who needed homes were told that if they did not buy soon they would never be in a position to buy. Government stood by and told them that a vibrant property market was a sign of our Tiger economy. That if they endured and persevered they would get an Affordable house.



    Many were not allowed to build on family land or to build on a site bought from a neighbour. They were to be chased into the urban centers where they would fulfill their purpose and destiny to buy expensive property from Developers, and to take out large long term mortgages from banks, or to rent from landlords until such time as they could take on a 100% mortgage.

    In such urban centers they would become consumers who could be taxed more easily and heavily than if they lived in a rural economy.

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    Sean Fitzpatrick sounds like he wants a Socialist-SF-PD Coalition led by Michael McDowell.

    He should make his effing mind up!
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    Aesop must have a fable about this?
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    SBP's excellent writer Kathleen Barrington captures our predicament, and the arrogance of those who profit from creating it, in her account of two people -one well known, one not.

    The Banker and the National Teacher.

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    You can only wonder what the Helen Gahans and their dads of this world make of FitzPatrick - who defended the policies that left her shouldering hefty mortgage payments and him exposed to a 100,000 potential liability if she defaulted - advising the government to tax her child benefit if she has kids, to remove his medical card and cut his pension, even as they are shouldering the cost of the 400 billion bank bailout.
    What a load of crap.

    Why the hell would a 23 year need a 248k mortgage?

    If she wants to blame someone let her blame her old man who went guarantor for 100k.

    If my 23 year daughter came to me telling me that she was going to take out a 248k mortgage with a 30k salary I'd call the Gardai and tell them she was taking drugs.
    A demagogue is someone who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gulliblepleb View Post

    Many were not allowed to build on family land or to build on a site bought from a neighbour.
    More folksy nonsense.

    25% of the rural homes that currently exist as habitable dwellings were built in the last 10 years.
    A demagogue is someone who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    What a load of crap.

    Why the hell would a 23 year need a €248k mortgage?

    If she wants to blame someone let her blame her old man who went guarantor for €100k.

    If my 23 year daughter came to me telling me that she was going to take out a €248k mortgage with a €30k salary I'd call the Gardai and tell them she was taking drugs.
    I wouldn't get so caught up with the number 23 - the fact is there are probably plenty of people in the 30-40 year old bracket in a similar situation.
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    Nothing to say about the Banker then?
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    What a load of crap.

    Why the hell would a 23 year need a 248k mortgage?

    If she wants to blame someone let her blame her old man who went guarantor for 100k.

    If my 23 year daughter came to me telling me that she was going to take out a 248k mortgage with a 30k salary I'd call the Gardai and tell them she was taking drugs.
    Am I seeing things? According to that article:

    Helen Gahan was 23.
    She appears to have been earning 30,000 per anum.
    Some fool of a banker lent her 8 times her salary to "buy" a house.
    The term of the mortgage is 35 years.(good God!)
    She has to work at 4 jobs to meet her committments.
    Her father guaranteed 100,000 of the mortgage.


    Helen clearly has no sense. Her father should have told her to get a grip!


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