Wednesday, April 22, 2009

There’s a hole in the budget

There’s a hole in the budget, dear Bruce, dear Bruce
Then fix it dear Audley, dear Audley, dear Audley
With what should I fix it, dear Bruce, dear Bruce?
With taxes dear Audley, with taxes of course!


The Golding Administration has no intention to borrow to finance the 55-billion dollar shortfall in their 548-billon dollar 2009/10 budget. You don’t have to be an economist to know that this can only be achieved by increasing revenue/taxes. Adjusting General Consumption Tax and imposing a cess/tax on gasoline are most likely to head the list. Ironically this month marks the 10-year anniversary of the April gas riots in Jamaica, in 1999. Jamaicans took to the streets to protest the imposition of a gas tax by the then government, shutting down the country for four days. A reintroduction of a gas tax coupled with the hardships being experienced as a result of the current economic crisis would surely ignite wide-scale public protest. We won’t know for sure until tomorrow when the Finance Minister, Audley Shaw opens the 2009/10 budget debate. Maybe I should full my tank on the way home. Stay tuned to your radios folks.

48 comments:

Stunner said...

LOL! Loved that song Gussie! Well things have been quite so far, let's hope good sense will prevail withstanding this tough economy.

Gussie said...

I’m relieved that peace prevailed, but I feel that most Jamaican’s are yet to grasp the implications of the new budget. Civil servants had their salaries frozen and the increase in the income-tax threshold doesn’t take effect until July but the gas tax is effective on Monday. Moving the threshold will result in a marginal increase that most people won’t even notice on their pay slips. If the average Jamaican even realizes an increase in their disposable income it will be wiped out by the additional taxes and the myriad of increases that will be trigged by the imposition of the gas tax.

That said...We can't take this lying down. When the going gets tough, the tough get going...

Jdid said...

you guys seem to have been hard done by

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