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 Post subject: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:01 am 
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A PR stunt, but relatively humourous nonetheless.

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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:10 am 
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Looks like Michael Somers has a sense of humour.


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Aside from the humour, Mr. Somers letter speaks to me of frustration that he and others saw it coming (and warned others privately as best they could?), but saw nothing done about it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:23 am 
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Aside from the humour, Mr. Somers letter speaks to me of frustration that he and others saw it coming (and warned others privately as best they could?), but saw nothing done about it.


I think you're reading too much into it YM.

It reads like Steve Gibson's reply as Chairman of Middlesbrough FC to a punter who wrote in quoting his extensive Championship Manager football experience on PC as demonstrating his eligibility for the position of manager.

This whole exchange rivals this.

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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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What the hell is someone on a TD's salary doing with a car loan.
And a front bench spokesperson at that.

For christ's sake Leo, how are we supposed to take you seriously
when you talk about the economy if you have a car loan?

How many perfectly excellent cars are there out there that you could buy
with a weeks worth of unvouched expenses?

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Just thinking.....wouldn't it be a good idea for Daft and Myhome to include a field for LTEV. Just so punters realise how much of a bargain they're getting

Something for the pricedrop team to include also ;)

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I wonder. Before the next election, could FF bring in legislation so that instead of counting the
number of seats a party has, we could instead count the long term political value of the party.

So, when FF return after the election with 20 seats, they could still be in government,
possibly with an overall majority, using the their LTPV of 90 seats.

The greens of course would still be on zero. Let's be realistic.

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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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daltonr wrote:
I wonder. Before the next election, could FF bring in legislation so that instead of counting the
number of seats a party has, we could instead count the long term political value of the party.

So, when FF return after the election with 20 seats, they could still be in government,
possibly with an overall majority, using the their LTPV of 90 seats.

The greens of course would still be on zero. Let's be realistic.

-Rd


Possibly the Post Of The Day.

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It reads like Steve Gibson's reply as Chairman of Middlesbrough FC to a punter who wrote in quoting his extensive Championship Manager football experience on PC as demonstrating his eligibility for the position of manager.

This whole exchange rivals this.


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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:21 am 
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daltonr wrote:
What the hell is someone on a TD's salary doing with a car loan.
And a front bench spokesperson at that.

For christ's sake Leo, how are we supposed to take you seriously
when you talk about the economy if you have a car loan?

How many perfectly excellent cars are there out there that you could buy
with a weeks worth of unvouched expenses?

-Rd


Yeah, unless Uncle Leo is playing to the gallery, it's hard to comprehend someone with a six figure take-home pay requiring a car loan for anything but the most ostentatious of cars. I'll bet he bought it new too.

Still, a worthy idea in that it helps communicate the farce of the LTEV model to many of the electorate.

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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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I think this is a good idea by Varadkar. It demonstrates quite clearly to the avergage person who is in the same boat,what NAMA is really all about.


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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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Leo obviously didn't see the crash coming. His economic planning ability doesn't seem any better than Brian Cowen or Joe soap for that matter. This is a bit disappointing considering Leo V is now turning into one of FG's leading lights. Let's hope his economic acumen has improved as much as his manners over the last couple of years.

Aside: Did he get a top up in 2007 for the election? Is that the reason for the 2007 valuation?


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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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Ivor Lot wrote:
I think this is a good idea by Varadkar. It demonstrates quite clearly to the avergage person who is in the same boat,what NAMA is really all about.


How does it demonstrate what NAMA is all about? NAMA does not assume the increase in price that Mulcahy mentiones as referenced by Varadker. It is just more inaccurate "tosh" [HT - TUG :) ] that confuses rather than clarifies.


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NAMA buys loans, not apartments


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 Post subject: Re: Leo Varadkar offers to sell his apartment to NAMA
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daltonr wrote:
What the hell is someone on a TD's salary doing with a car loan.
And a front bench spokesperson at that.

For christ's sake Leo, how are we supposed to take you seriously
when you talk about the economy if you have a car loan?

How many perfectly excellent cars are there out there that you could buy
with a weeks worth of unvouched expenses?

-Rd


He got a 100% mortgage too. He mentioned this during an Oireachtas Committee hearing.


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