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C. Flower
02-10-2010, 11:13 AM
A poll suggests that most people don't believe a change of Government would solve the economic crisis.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2010/1002/1224280192799.html

The interview started well, with Marion asking why the Dail Chamber was empty for the Banks debates last week. Gilmore replied that he was there and he didn't know where anyone else was. Hmm.

musashi
02-10-2010, 11:16 AM
He certainly seems lit up about something.

C. Flower
02-10-2010, 11:17 AM
Gilmore says he will cut the 3 billions from public spending, and use 2 billion from the Pension Reserve Fund and borrow 18 billion to create a State Investment Bank. He will end Public Private Partnerships and carry out public projects funded by the SIB.

culmore
02-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Has Gilmore something to say about policy at last

Lá an Lúbáin
02-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Ah, bless him. He doesn't remember whether he joined the Workers Party or Official Sinn Féin?

And he was against the provos. Funny not a mention of loyalists.

musashi
02-10-2010, 11:36 AM
Has Gilmore something to say about policy at last

Sounds like it, advocating a healthy option for the banking sector, German model. I would like to hear him say how he'll undo some of the disastrous decisions this govt. has made (bailout, NAMA).

TotalMayhem
02-10-2010, 01:14 PM
Sounds like it, advocating a healthy option for the banking sector, German model.

Healthy??? :D

Germany's nationalised HRE (which cost the taxpayer €150bn already) was spilt into a good bank/bad bank last week. The bad bank will buy 'toxic assets' to the tune of another €200bn. It's only a matter of of time until these chicken will come home to roost.

Of course, in Germany nobody wants to hear about it while they're celebrating the "Aufschwung" and "Konsumrausch" ... and you don't lock away the booze while the party is in full swing, right?

musashi
02-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Healthy??? :D

Germany's nationalised HRE (which cost the taxpayer €150bn already) was spilt into a good bank/bad bank last week. The bad bank will buy 'toxic assets' to the tune of another €200bn. It's only a matter of of time until these chicken will come home to roost.

Of course, in Germany nobody wants to hear about it while they're celebrating the "Aufschwung" and "Konsumrausch" ... and you don't lock away the booze while the party is in full swing, right?

<edit>Sounds like it, advocating a 'healthy' option for the banking sector, German model. I would like to hear him say how he'll undo some of the disastrous decisions this govt. has made (bailout, NAMA).</edit>

:D better?

People Korps
02-10-2010, 01:57 PM
Gilmore says he will cut the 3 billions from public spending, and use 2 billion from the Pension Reserve Fund and borrow 18 billion to create a State Investment Bank. He will end Public Private Partnerships and carry out public projects funded by the SIB.

So the socialists will cut public spending? Will they also lower taxes?

If there was an opposition which had a program for government it would at least give people some hope that there was an alternative. Is a national government the only solution ? Indo editorial today makes a few telling points about our opposition parties http://www.independent.ie/opinion/editorial/time-for-unity-not-petty-squabbling-2361727.html

Mick Tully
03-10-2010, 03:41 AM
There is no opposition at the moment, they shout without substance for the media no policy's, nothing,they are afraid to take the mantel, they will wait to see what the budget is like and look for an election and if granted and they win they implement the same. So what's new.

Seán Ryan
03-10-2010, 04:01 AM
Maybe I'm over simplifying or maybe I'm just simple. But I see the problem as follows.

Re-juggling imaginary money or worse, credit, and redistributing it will not solve the problem, no matter how good the act is. There are two things that must be dealt with to begin to climb out of the hole.

Labour: So-called 'foreign investment' must end. Ireland has needs and the labour force that's in the country must be utilised to see to these needs, not to making a profit for some parasite. Surplus labour should be utilised towards supplying foreign needs and markets, but always from the position, where the profit is solely the property of Ireland.

Education: This must be completely overhauled. We're in a position now where parasites like IBEC are dictating ignorance in place of an actual education. Furthermore all education must be free, up to third level. This is to invest in one's country and one's people. See LINK (http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74008) for a more detailed look at this.