The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Lying? come on.
That's what it's usually called when people repeat factually inaccurate claims after having been repeatedly corrected in the past.
And you damit the point on deficits?
That Ireland is currently running a deficit, even when you take out all interest payments on the sovereign debt (which are odious subsidies to people who have more money than they should) and all the costs of guaranteeing anything beyond insured deposits and vital clearing functions in their banking system?
They probably are. They damn well should be, considering the rate at which their private sector is deleveraging.
That Ireland is running a structural deficit in excess of what is required to accommodate a sustainable growth path? I wouldn't know. I haven't run those numbers, or even formed a coherent idea about what a sustainable growth path would be for Ireland. I'm prepared to be educated if you are better informed than I am on such matters. But "pay back their national debt" is not a sustainable growth path.
Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
by gmoke - Sep 27 9 comments
by gmoke - Sep 11 2 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 17 138 comments
by epochepoque - Sep 4 8 comments
by Helen - Sep 6 66 comments
by gmoke - Sep 279 comments
by gmoke - Sep 25
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 17138 comments
by gmoke - Sep 112 comments
by Helen - Sep 666 comments
by epochepoque - Sep 48 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Sep 219 comments