The Budget in Planet Bertie Currencies

December 6, 2007 at 2:03 am Leave a comment

I had a quick look at yesterday’s budget, and translated some of it into the main foreign currencies that are legal tender on Planet Bertie:

  • The Fake Invoice (1 Fake Invoice = IR£5,000 = about €9,000 today)
  • The Manchester (1 Manchester = UK£8,000 = about €14,000 today)
  • The Pay Rise (1 Pay Rise = about €38,000)
  • The Digout (1 Digout = IR£22,500 = about €43,000 today)
  • The Memory Loss (1 Memory Loss = UK£30,000 = about €55,000 today)
  • The Briefcase (1 Briefcase = US$45,000 = about €55,000 today)
  • The Safe Cash (1 Safe Cash = IR£50,000 = about €95,000 today)

Here is how some budget items work out in those currencies: >>>

  • 1 Fake Invoice = More than 90 Annual Increases in Child Benefit
  • 1 Manchester = More than 20 Annual Increases in Old Age Pensions
  • 1 Pay Rise = More than 50 Annual Increases in Carers Allowances
  • 1 Digout = Almost 70 Annual Increases in Social Welfare Payments
  • 1 Memory Loss = Total Annual Child Benefit for More than 20 Children
  • 1 Briefcase = Total Annual Income Disregard for More than 80 Carers
  • 1 Safe Cash = Total Respite Care Grant for More than 50 Carers

Don’t forget – Tomorrow is Digout Day!

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