I am so upset right now at Gaston Browne. He is trying to blame Russia for the rapid rise in costs at our supermarkets. I do not believe him. This is just an excuse.
The costs have been going up for many months now and they are likely to continue to rise. Instead of telling us how he plans to bring some relief to our economic hardship, the Prime Minister and his government are just talking and doing nothing about it.
While it is certainly a global phenomena, it is up to the various governments to make policy changes to address it and “ help ease the squeeze.” In his budget speech, Prime Minister Browne did not mention cost of living even once!
On the other hand, I like the fact that the UPP has at least come up with a plan to bring down the cost of living. While it will not solve all our problems, it is clear that the UPP is paying attention and they are evaluating the problems of the country and trying to come up with positive ideas. That is what we need to see in a government.
Don’t tell us the house is on fire. We can already feel the heat and smell the smoke. Try and get a fire truck to the scene of the fire as quickly as possible.
The UPP is focusing on how they can reduce duty and taxes on key goods to address the cost side. I also like the fact that they are looking at the income side, to see how they can increase the minimum wage. Mr Lovell makes plenty sense and these are sound plans I believe can work.
We need action plans that can bring relief and hope to help people during these difficult times. This is what we need in a government – PLANS! REAL SOLUTIONS. Not just idle talk and the blame game. We have all suffered for more than 2 years.
This election can’t come soon enough!
Gaston Browne: Make an effort not an excuse.