Did you hear Mini-Brian announce a new dispensation for the Catholic church who so far have sucked 1.5 Billion out of the exchequer in recompense for their sexual abuse of young children? That’s how much the government has paid on their behalf so far, in claims arising from the Residential Institutions Redress Board. â€1.5 Billion, while the churches will never pay a penny more than the initial â€128 million they put up, no matter how high the cost rises.
Did you hear him say, Right. Enough is enough. We’re taking all your land, you child-abusing bastards?
No. You didn’t. Instead you heard him tell old people they’ll have to pay for their medical treatment to make up the money.
Shell Oil are currently engaged in taking Irish gas for nothing, while our police force beats protesters off the road. He could have levied them, instead of people on the minimum wage, but did he? Did you hear Mini-Brian telling Shell the game was up? Did he tell them we had a new economic reality and they were going to be paying for the gas instead?
Well, what do you think he told them?
A call to patriotic action, is how Mini-Brian Lenihan described today’s budget in which he taxed the old, the poor and the infirm, in an effort to bail us out of the mess caused by his crooked pals over the last ten years.
And here’s what’s even more amazing to me: he managed to say it with a straight face, just like old Charlie Haughey did years ago when he told us to tighten our belts.
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