Cuts ‘easier said than done’
IT WAS GOVERNMENT’S Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure debate, but Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler sought to turn the tables on the Opposition by calling on it to outline where it planned to make the deep cuts it wanted Government to carry out to align the struggling economy.
After the Opposition-led “March of Disgust” on the streets of Bridgetown on the weekend, the real fireworks shifted to the House of Assembly yesterday in the middle of The City for the start of a week of heated debate in what could be the last Estimates before the next general election.
Sinckler spent nearly three hours in the morning session meticulously outlining just how constricted the Freundel Stuart administration’s hands were when it came to cutting public expenditure, because of the impact it would have on thousands of public officers and the services offered to average Barbadians. (GE)
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