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Raising corporation tax is out of the question; defaulting on debt is unthinkable; we cannot burn the bondholders; the deficit must be reduced to 3% of GDP by 2014. These are the incontrovertible "truths" postulated by the majority of our politicians.
The IMF-ECB 'bailout' is the best deal
The IMF are not hear to rescue us from our inept politicians. When the IMF pumps money into a struggling economy, they're not trying to help its people cope with hard times. Their goal is to protect foreign banks who would take a hit if Ireland defaulted on its loans. This has been the pattern ever since the first big bailout organised by the IMF when Mexico was about to default in the 1980s.