If you don’t believe that our government has borrowed and spent like a drunken sailor then listen to what the IMF told Owen Arthur
last week: If you don’t increase the VAT to 17% and make it apply to more things then you are in big trouble.
Oh and the tax incentives – giveaways to the rich- that we have now? Both the DLP and BLP governments have told us that they are good because they bring in more investment that is good for us. Not so says the IMF. Actually the concessions are raising our costs.
Sounds right after all someone has to pay while the rich get away.
And the IMF were too polite to mention the vast overspending on projects where the government is ‘only’ the guarantor of Gems, Veco, 3S and the Kensington Oval debt for a total added on the top of just over one billion dollars.
Oh and of course no one in government bothered to tell the IMF about the hundreds of millions of dollars that leak out every year into the pockets of Owen and his merry band. That adds 1% to the VAT right off so every time you are buying something thanks is being given to our government pickpockets.
Don’t believe that Owen and the gang are thiefing? Or maybe you are a government BLP supporter and you are outraged over this accusation?
No problem… have each member of the government declare their assets, including all offshore bank accounts and assets that they have had since the BLP were elected some 14 years ago and we’ll withdraw the accusation.
We’ve mortgaged the airport, the port, taxed the people till they can’t take it anymore. We’ve let the politicians tell us to put up with it while they get fat on our backs.
When will we have a leader who is for the people?