Alison O'Connor: Avoiding tough choices is just prolonging agony
Published 10/12/2011 | 05:00
OF THE three major political speeches we heard in the past week, in two of them we were told that we the people are not responsible for the financial mess we now find ourselves in.
On Sunday night, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in his state of the nation address told us: "Let me say this to you all: You are not responsible for the crisis."
The next day, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin, in his Budget speech, told us that public anger was acute because "the public was not responsible for putting us in this position".