Budget 2018


#121

Of course it is.


#122

I saw a corporate finance partner from one of the big firms on the TV during one the PAC sessions and he was very animated in insisting that NAMA did a very good bit of business with that sale.


#123

That’s a red herring.

It’s been proved that the Project Eagle sale was mired in sleaze and sold for a song. You were told all of this on here before the sale took place, but you are still happy to see the state lose such an eye-watering amount of money.


#124

Ireland have a veto on that issue so that’s just the usual scaremongering.


#125

I’m asking the questions here.


#126

It’s the Blueshirt way. Doff the cap to their perceived betters while kicking the man in the gutter.


#127

What are you basing this on? Hearsay?


#128

NAMA will return a surplus to the exchequer.


#129

Irate at a few people on the dole getting an extra fiver a week, but grand with the taxpayer getting swindled out of billions on dodgy land deals. He’s a strange guy.


#130

Misleading. They should have made more of a surplus. NAMA said they were answerable to nobody but the C&AG. When the C&AG said NAMA had sold assets for below Market Value and that the State didn’t get the best deal possible. NAMA responded saying C&AG didn’t know what they were talking about. How’s that for accountability.


#131

What’s your political party of preference Mike or at least which party have you voted for in the last couple of elections?


#132

Unrale mentality.


#133

NAMA will return a surplus. Lads arguing it should be more are same lads who said it would cost the State money.


#134

Well it did cost us money if they didn’t get the best price possible.


#135

NAMA returning a surplus is a bit misleading. The state took the real hit when the bad loans were sold to NAMA at a haircut .


#136

It’s a complete red herring, he’s been told that enough times.


#137

It’s as much of a red herring as lads who argue about timing a market and selling a portfolio of assets in a basket case economy.

How much are the assets worth now?


#138

How much did the banks lend out to the original buyers?


#139

Basing what on?


#140

:rollseyes: So you’ll cherrypick the odd scrap here and there, not proffer your own opinion and not debate any points you’re challenged on I. I know I’ve seen this tactic before :strokes chin: