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Irish government on brink of collapse
January 27, 2011
6:43 am
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"The Irish government is teetering on the brink of collapse today as three independent TDs threaten to vote against the finance bill.

Three independents – Mattie McGrath, Michael Lowry and Jackie Healy-Rae – are now holding the Brian Cowen and Brian Lenihan's dying government to ransom with a new "wish list" of amendments to the bill. Their approach has been criticised as more evidence of "the country's reputation for insanity".

They are unhappy with a number of issues including the decision to drop the 90 per cent tax on bankers' bonuses and tax reliefs on property.

The vote will take place at 12pm. If the bill doesn't go through, there will be an immediate dissolution of parliament.

Mattie McGrath told RTE's Morning Ireland he did not believe finance minister Brian Lenihan's claim that there wasn't enough time to push through the bank bonuses legislation, given the rushed timetable.

"If there is a will there is a way. He didn't have any problem getting rid of the minimum wage," said McGrath."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/irel ... 26/ireland

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January 27, 2011
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January 28, 2011
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The bail out is being forced upon them by the EU. The reason is beyond most ordinary citizens. It seems the PTB are having a bit of financial problems of their own---It's directly tied to the precious metals markets! 😉

Gold isn't $1,500.00 per oz by accident!

cheers,

Cole

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