The recession has given us many new expressions. Let’s record them.
**1. The banks aren’t lending.
2. Austerity isn’t working.
3. Burn the bondholders.
4. Get the economy moving again.
5. The current economic climate.
6. Where’s my NAMA?
7. We all lost the run of ourselves.
8. We are where we are.
Or there’d be no money in the ATMs.
I love that one. The public’s worst nightmare. Worse than death itself.
I’ve started a campaign on Facebook
Death (or End) of the Celtic Tiger
Those who stayed longest at the party have the worst hangover
Long term economic value
That money was just resting in my Special Purpose Vehicle.
I anticipate a soft landing
Never been a better time to buy.
as quoted in the first post “Austerity isn’t working”
I gave out to someone for using that at the weekend.
I told them not to spout that nonsensical rubbish.
As though Austerity versus the alternative was a voluntary policy choice.
In these recessionary times
young people forced to emigrate
The minister has done a U-turn
The Troika done it/made me do it
To satisfy our European neighbours, etc
working hard on our recovery
The government is committed to turning unemployment (etc) around
Unemployment/debt/emigration/brain drain is our biggest challenge
adjustments to the public finance
these are difficult decisions in difficult times
We understand people’s frustration
new facts about the scale of indebtedness leave less room for manouevre (cue u-turn)
the legacy of Fianna Fail
don the green jersey
we recognise the need for regulation of…
Don’t forget the expression that caused the whole recession in the first place ‘talking down the the economy’.
“The Most Vulnerable in Society.”