Pain for everybody except bankers and the ESB

Ok, just so we’re all clear on the situation. The global economy is going down the tubes, wholesale closure of industry and mass layoffs with countless millions of previously wealthy people facing a very bleak future. Some countries, like Ireland and Iceland in danger of complete meltdown. It’s a crisis on a scale never before known to humanity.

Politicians and a whole myriad of experts are agreed that everybody must feel the pain, sacrifices must be made, all bets are off; everybody must put their shoulders to the wheel – except the banks and ESB. Why?

Well the ESB had a previous agreement written in stone by god himself apparently, so that’s impossible to change and the greedy bankers who got us into the mess in the first place must be paid because, apparently, their bonuses are ‘historical.’

Now, where did I leave that sackcloth?