How do you feel about the fact that your money is being used to bail out a criminal conspiracy?
22 billion of your money wil never be seen again, according to the chief executive of Anglo-Irish bank, Mike Aynsley.
Let me put that a different way.
Twenty two thousand million euros.
That’s how much of your money is being poured into the criminal abyss of Anglo and neither you, nor I, nor the government will ever see a single penny of that money again.
Not one cent.
How do you feel about that? How do you feel about the fact that twenty-two thousand million euros would guarantee this country a comprehensive health service and an education system second to none in the entire world?
You wouldn’t mind spending the rest of your life paying for such a wonderful thing, would you? I know I wouldn’t.
On the other hand, how do you feel about the fact that your money — twenty-two thousand million euros — is not being used to build a health service and an education system, but instead is being used to fill the financial hole caused by one or two or three fucking crooks?
How do you feel about working for the rest of your life to pay that bill? How do you feel about the fact that your children will end up working in a foreign country if they’re lucky, because a very small bunch of crooks and a few government ministers had their hands in the till?
How do you feel about that?
Cowen doesn’t seem to mind. Cowen has no problem paying for the screw-ups of crooks, and he has no objection to bailing out the high-risk gamblers who invested in this criminal bank.
Lucky old investors. I wish I had a no-lose bookie-shop, don’t you?
How do you feel about using your children’s future to bail out a bookie?
I bet you feel great about that, just as I do.
Thanks Brian. And thanks Brian.