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TAJ News Talk: 6th October 2017

You can’t please them all

 

In truth and in fact, Finance Minister Colm Imbert had a thankless task, delivering the country’s annual fiscal package.

For those who not financially inclined like yours truly, to understand the nitty gritty of it, here it is plain and simple.

We are spending more than we make.

We make 30plus billion. We are spending 50plus billion.

Simple maths will show this does not add up.

But how do we achieve balance without upending the country?

Like the Gaming Associations who support single mothers, even up to tertiary education.

As Trinis, we have lived off the fat of the land for too long.

It is hard times, though the number of boat rides would suggest otherwise.

But the problem is not the taxes, according to the experts.

It’s the present system of collection which has way too many holes.

So Mr. Imbert, we understand the need to tighten our belts.

But do not attempt to hang those that put you there with the same belts you ask them to tighten.

A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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