Well, well, well. It has finally come to pass.
We will have to wait until five o’clock this afternoon to find out exactly how the government plans to repay its friends, at our expense. Although I am aware that a statement will be issued by Mr. Cowen I am not privy to the exact contents but suffice to say, it is going to be a matter of national importance and a total and utter disgrace.
For over two weeks now there has been a quiet run on the Irish banks in particular Bank of Ireland, as ordinary citizens rushed to take their cash out of the banks. That is of course, those citizens who were lucky enough to have any cash in the bank in the first place. Maybe you are not aware that up until a couple of weeks ago, there was €140 billion of private deposits held by the Irish banks. A lot of this money was no doubt the proceeds of commercial activities engaged in during the Celtic Tiger years.
A lot of this money was made on the backs of ordinary hard-working people. A lot of this money was made by people who had influential friends in the commercial and political fields. While they were racking up these obnoxious levels of profit and increases in personal wealth the vast majority of the people in this country did not benefit at all.
Nevertheless, Mr. Cowen and his cohorts in government and in the EU expect us the people of Ireland to pay for the mistakes of the greedy, the influential, the well-connected and the rich. I for one, will not do so. I for one, will do time if necessary for the non-payment of taxes if this is what they are going to be used for. I for one, will stand up and demand a fair and equitable solution to the catastrophic decisions which this government has made.
Just to remind you of how we got here and how long it has taken these traitors to sell out our Country, please take a look at two of my previous articles.