Cut out some!
BARBADOS’ LARGE GROUP of middle-income and high-income earners should not be accessing many of the social services now offered free at point of delivery.
This is among the expenditure reduction measures the country may have to consider as the Freundel Stuart administration tries to find ways to deal with the country’s economic problems including the deficit.
Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Charles Herbert, said yesterday the current situation required some tough decisions.
“We understand that the Government wants to protect the social fabric of the island. Everyone understands that and agrees with that, but we still believe that you can’t spend more than you have . . . . There needs to be selective cuts which protect both vulnerable people and the society,” he said. (GE)
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