The leader of the opposition, Mr Andrew Holness said he had promised Jamaicans bitter medicine, which would have made us better eventually, but Jamaicans responded with a resounding no and ran to the PNP.
He has described what the PNP has prescribed and has already administered as poisonous medicine, that will do nothing to get us better, but instead will make our health situation, that much worse, is he right?
I knew from the onset that the PNP was NEVER a viable alternative, given the disaster they left after their tenure at the crease and anyone who thought otherwise must have been smoking a crace pipe.
I was horrified this afternoon when a friend of mine called all hysterical screaming in my ears ” Jay these business people are wicked, can you imagine a just went in the supermarket and a dozen eggs that used to cost $240 is now priced at $350.00 !
I said ” I am not surprized, did you think that the price would have moved up just 16.5%, if you did then you missed out on the real impact of Dr Phillips poison pill. My dear , GCT on electricity has moved up 66.5%, licensing fees just went up 50%, feed prices have gone up, so the cumulative effect of all those, will cause the price to move well beyond the 16.5%, you thought you were going to pay”
The next thing I heard was ” So Jay, what poor people going to do given the fact the prices won’t simply go up by 16.5%” , I said ” well lets all use people power”.
I was speaking with another friend today who said ” Jay you have been on the PNP case since they came to power, be honest with me now, level with me, do you believe it would have been any better had it been the JLP” ?
I responded “ Is that a trick question or what, are you serious? Do you want the truth or do you simply what the answer you truly would like to hear. The fact is I really don’t know the answer to your question and all I am prepared to say at this time, is, this is not what the majority of Jamaicans had expected, when they voted on Dec 29, 2012. Do you think Jamaicans would have voted for the PNP if they thought the party would kick dirt in their faces, this quickly, I don’t think so.”
“What that tells me therefore is that this administartion is deceptive, mendacious and as such cannot be trusted. They made many promises and not only have they failed to keep them, they have actually made things harder for ordinary Jamaicans by opting to not only to keep the burden, but made it that much heavier.”
He said ” Man I tell you something, the JLP would have not been able to do any better, but I really never expected this from the PNP .
I said “ Well, what did you expect, tell me”. He said ” I got to run, next time we link I will let you know.”
There goes a bitter comrade, who despite his disappoint is still willing to make excuses for the party that is no doubt causing suffering and pain . Nothing is wrong in making a bad choice, what is bad is failing to recognize and accept that you have done so and then take steps to ensure you never make the same mistake again.
I may sound very bitter, but I am simply stating the facts as I see them. I really don’t think we expected that it would be all niceness, but honestly, why should we have to pay a $23.4B bill ( and counting )for our mistake( ops choice) on Dec 29, 2011.
Government’s are elected to make things better for the people of the country, not by giving hand outs, but by creating an environment that fosters economic activity that leads to job creation, growth, and ultimately wealth for those who choose to make best use of the opportunities.
What this administration has just sought to do is akin to a ponzi scheme, they have placed next to nothing into the economy and expect to get a $23.4B payout.
We all know what happens when the money comes out of a ponzi scheme is greater than what is going in, we all saw what happen to all those in Jamaica. The unfortuinate thing is when this ponzi government (scheme) collapses, the entire country will be affected, regardless of how you voted.
I certainly hope that good sense will prevail and a new budget will be crafted and presented to the country over the next 6 months. A budget that creates hope for the people, a budget that has the light at the end of the tunnel and that light is not a freight train coming to us at 100mph.
Courtesy of the Jamaica Gleaner.