Posted by Disagree on December 05, 2011 at 22:19:49:
In Reply to: re: Achill-Henge posted by Jackobite on December 03, 2011 at 11:30:07:
So you think this guy would not have been down razzling in the Galway tent to make sure that his next speculative deal was soundly based with the political powers of the time?
The state was 'funded' allegedly by billions of euros in 'taxes' allegedly being raised by these so-called developers during the so-called 'boom'. Ably aided and abetted by the banks of course who were into to moving average second order derivatives way beyond their actual scores in calculus tests when in school or university. Not to mention the brown envelope brigade who took their cut regardless of the maths. Newton would not have been impressed with their use of his invention.
Anyways - they went bust - banks and developers alike in their gambles. But somehow now we have to a) pay back all that so-called tax that wasn't really raised during the so-called boom and b) pick up their gambling tab.
And it makes it even more annoying when one of the gamblers acts up costing the taxpayer even more. Who will pay for the removal of this monstrosity? Who pays for the expensive lawyers being employed to deal with his case?
Well you will and I will. To suggest that the council staff were delighted to go out and deal with this guy over a weekend in the lead up to Christmas just because they could submit an expense claim for the miles from their home base to Achill at 50 cents a mile or so is just laughable.
The bigger question is who paid for the 30 lorries reported in the papers as delivering concrete slabs to the commonly owned hillside in Achill over a weekend? The taxpayer - you think?
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