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  1. Col

    Are FF the worst government ever?

    1997 GDP 81bn Dollars
    2009 GDP 227bn Dollars

    1997 GDP per capita 21k dollars
    2009 GDP per capita 31k dollars

    1997 Average mortgage rate 6.9%
    2007 Average mortgage rate 5.46%
    Highest since 1973 – 1981 – 16.25% – Govt in power – FG/LAB

    1997 inflation rate 2%
    2011 inflation rate 2%
    Highest since 1973 November 1976 – 21.1%.– Govt in power – FG/LAB

    1997 jobless rate 9.5%
    2010 jobless rate 13.5%
    Highest since 1973 – 1986 – 17.3% – Govt in power – FG/LAB – Minister for industry and commerce – Michael Noonan.

    1997 Balance of trade 1bn
    2010 Balance of trade 3.74bn

    Lowest since 1973 minus 280M – August 1981 – Government in power – FG/LAB

    1997 Net lending and borrowing as % of GDP 1.4% positive
    2010 Net lending and borrowing as % of GDP 11.45 Negative

    Lowest since 1980 11.9% negative – End 1981 – Government in power FG/LAB.

    If you thought the last government was bad for your health!

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