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Cowen seriously ill ?

missy

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Does the taxpayer save anything on his pension payout if he snuffs it ?
 

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He was an excellent finance minister during his time, unfortunate to become Taoiseach when he did.
He was not. The policies that he and FF pushed basically wrecked the country with cheap credit and led to the debt slavery of Ireland with the bailouts for banks and developers. He is just an over-promoted and under-intellected gombeen of the type all too common in Irish politics.
 
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People shouldn't forget that Cowen was MOF from 2004-2008 when FF really destroyed the economy.

So he 'inherited' a mess from himself.

He was basically Bertie's puppet in Finance, with orders to become more 'caring and sharing' i.e let spending go crazy.
 

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The man just did not look after himself - even in retirement

The burden of his time in office must weigh heavily upon him I would say

IIRC his father died relatively young too

I wont wish him any ill will here

- but he was a disaster of a MOF and then Taoiseach.
 
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