We can’t blame the global downturn on Cowen.
However we can blame the severity of our coming slump on him.
We can blame him for our economies massive reliance on property.
We can blame him for our complete unpreparedness for what’s coming.
We can blame him for not educating himself in economics before taking his previous role as Finance Minister.
We can blame him for the massive mistakes he is about to make in the October budget.
We can blame him for allowing the civil service to become a mill stone on our backs as we struggle to provide any half arsed medical care.
We can blame him for the deaths of anyone who dies from lack of medical care.
We can blame him for the state of our schools.
We can blame him for wasting the money from the boom and not advancing this country one iota in terms of the services or care this state provides.
We can blame him for all that is to come.
We can congratulate him for giving himself the largest salary of any politician in the Western hemisphere.
We can congratulate him on the fact that his salary is bigger than the salary of premiers in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain. All countries that have populations massively greater than our own.
We can congratulate him for conning the people who voted for him.
Well done Mr Cowen and the rest of Fianna Fail.