That is how PNP cabinet minister and minister of Education has decribed the PNP’s decision to add 16.5% tax on basic food items.
Mr Thwaites said it was intolerable that a decision was made to add tax on basic food items, without an adequate social security safety net being put in place to mitigate the huge burden that is being placed of the poorest in Jamaica. What is noteworthy is, this is exactly what is contained in the PSWG document, which was shunned by both the party and analyst alike.
This move by Ronnie Thwaites is astonishing and may be unprecedented in the history of the PNP while being in power and represents in a break in ranks and the notion of collective responsibility.
These pronoucment by the Education Minister is exactly the kind of independence analysis that I spoke about in my last post titled
I actually made reference to this exact issue that Ronnie commented on in today’s post cabinet press conference and this clearly shows that Jay is not “biased” as many persons would like to believe, but simply is one who speaks it as he sees it. I am very heartened by this move by Ronnie, which shows that he is NOT prepared to go along with the herd but is willing to speak his mind as he sees it and speak up for the voiceless amongst us.
Bloggers please take note of the latest move by Mr Thwaites, which does not make him any lesser of a PNP today vs yesterday. I am happy to see that I am not alone in my thought process and wish move Jamaicans would move to put Jamaica first and speak out when things are wrong regardless if makes them go up against their own party.
A reporter today sought to question what may become of Ronnie’s faith in the PNP, which I found not only to be distasteful, but exactly the timid nature of our media personnel, which I wrote in that article. What the reporter should have been doing is hailing the move by Ronnie and boldly state that this is what we expect from our politicians vs trying to find out if he (Ronnie) is likely to be punished.
I will be watching this one like a hawk and I expect the poor in Jamaica to back Ronnie 100% should the party try to silence or punish him
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