The government does not have a magic wand that it can wave and make fiscal woes disappear. Our dilemma stems from decades of poor fiscal policy, but the government has several chess moves at its disposal.
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This is all symptomatic of an ominous trend, as if the country has lost its moral compass. Yes, we have all made mistakes and occasionally taken a wrong turn but it is time to find our way again.
There has been no end of ideas to protect Bahamian farmers yet officials continue to suggest that with a few more tax dollars they can make it work. Subsidies are a waste of taxpayer dollars.
It is amusing listening to some callers on the radio talk shows, even those who consider themselves educated, dismissing the warnings of the Moody’s credit rating agency about the Progressive Liberal Party’s mortgage plan.
The late U.S. speaker of the house “Tip O’Neill” came up with a catchy phrase “All politics is local” – but it is not true in the Bahamas, where politics can be compared to an NBA or NFL game.
Now that Ingraham has announced that he will be retiring from frontline politics, the official opposition party must now choose a new leader. The FNM is now officially in the post-Ingraham era.
I believe that we fall before we rise, in order to rise. But today I get an uneasy feeling far on the inside that the worst is ahead of us in our country – not behind us.
The public policies the PLP chooses will be what helps make The Bahamas better for future generations or helps push us further along the road to economic ruin.
The FNM government made the right decision to tear down several controversial Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) billboards about the record number of murders that the country has had over the past five years.