Cribbing and Moaning About the Economy

March 11, 2008 at 11:30 am 2 comments

A quick thought arose when I read today that Bertie Ahern sees a hard economic year ahead. He said that we won’t escape the effects of an American recession, and that:

Every 10,000 houses less that are built knocks 1 per cent off growth and that takes a fair bit out [of the employment figures]. That’s the rule of thumb. It also takes a considerable amount of revenue out as well. We are not going to see bounce-back in that in the short term.

And I wondered, can this be the same man who said last July that he doesn’t know how people who crib and moan about the economy don’t commit suicide?

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  • 1. Andrew  |  March 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    He is absolutely outrageous. People voted for Cowen and Ahern to manage the economy well. Turns out they’ve made a bollicks of it. Oh, FF. You never let us down.

    On another point, why do people insist that FF win elections? They haven’t done so since the early 1990s. The PDs were decimated. It was the Greens that put Fianna Fail in power again, and I hope they are destroyed at the next election for their mistake.

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  • 2. Thriftcriminal  |  March 23, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    can this be the same man who said last July that he doesn’t know how people who crib and moan about the economy don’t commit suicide?

    Well we can only hope that he might take his own advice.

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