“Fiscal Flight of Fancy”
The election has been called and the lies are flying hither and yon. Promises nobody has any intention of keeping are now being made faster than the Chinese can make toys. The Government spin leading up to the election announcement was all about a mythical thing called "Fiscal Space." Apparently out of the blue, this little broken country had somehow come into possession of a whole lot of the aforementioned fiscal space.
It was explained to us as some intangible place that only the Government knew about where billions in spare cash was just laying around waiting to be sprinkled among us plebs in return for votes. Through careful and prudent management of the economy for the last five years, we are told, Finance Minister Noonan had been stashing away a goodie bag so big that the future seems bright for the first time in a long time. Imagine that!
A day into the bun-fight and amid a shit-load of satirical comment about the illusory fiscal space and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny was door-stopped by reporters enquiring about it. He quipped irritably that he wasn't going to comment on it. I did warn that the Mayo-Moron would fuck up before this fiasco ends, See: "The Kenny Liability" This is just the first of many I promise you.
Obviously the FG spin-doctors panicked at this lame duck performance so to try to put a look of respectability on it, Fatso Noonan was rolled to RTE to speak to the Nation about this fiscal horseshit. His voice grates on the nerves at the best of times and he talks in circles anyway. But the gist of it, when the crap and spin is washed off, is that there's ten billion squids to be handed out in bribes. So where, you ask, did that come from? It's been all sack cloth and ashes since this crowd got in back in 2011. Well, ahem, it hasn't actually come yet! You see, they don't have it, not yet anyway. As one of their number was quoted as saying, "There isn't even a single euro in the fiscal space right now."
So, what is the story then? Are you sitting down? This extra ten billion is what Fine Gael are expecting to screw out of you and me if they are returned for another five years. It's based on all of us lackeys working our holes off to reach three per cent national growth year-on-year for the next five years. If we do that one little thing for Enda and his boys they will have a big fiscal space to put the loot in for the next time they need to get re-elected. Now I know I've become cynical but even I'm stunned at this. What sort of fucking ejits do they take us for? What parallel universe do these cretins inhabit? Jesus! Who voted them into power in the first place? They got no help from me, I can assure you of that.
But in a nut-shell today, you've been given the absolute and total reason not to vote for Fine Gael under any circumstances. Don't even entertain the fuckers at the doorstep, slam it in their ugly puss. They've sold our sovereignty down the river, handed the Nations keys to faceless bureaucrats in Brussels, stampeded the poor and needy, raped the middle-classes and systematically made every move they can think of to enslave us all and enrich themselves personally. They have killed off democracy and turned this State into a hateful shambles. And now they believe they can bribe us with our own money they intend to steal from us, money we haven't even earned yet.
Vote anybody but Fine Gael.