Hullabaloo, says Arthur about Budget
A nothing Budget. That’s how Opposition Leader Owen Arthur has labelled Tuesday’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals presented by Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler.
A fiery Arthur told the Lower House of Parliament yesterday that Sinckler’s presentation was a three-hour exercise of nothingness, empty rhetoric and partisan pronouncements.
He said the Budget offered little relief to Barbadians, whose standard of living according to him, had plummeted.
“Our people are suffering. They can’t make ends meet. Where there was once optimism, there is now despair. Our sturdy resilient middle class is now becoming the working poor.
“The working class has been now reduced to a new poverty and confronted daily by measures that bite into their standard of living,” he stated.
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