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March 21, 2014



I saw on the badly-missed NAMAwinelake blog that one commentator said that for 48 of his 55 years on this little island, the economy was in recession.

The stats can be manipulated in any which way (as is the current fashion for many Govt. cheerleaders), but for the punter on the ground, recession simply means cuts to wages, reduced public services, and high emigration, among others.

Oh, and the Govt. telling people better times are ahead if we take our medicine now.

48 out of 55 years like this. Surely, only in Ireland would this be accepted by voters. If it wasn't for the inferiority complex of post-colonialism, you'd have to assume Paddy was a sadomasochist.

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