Look at those hands, just waiting to grab something. But here is a man who claims to be an ECONOMIST. Here in this photo is a man who last year November told the press that the economy is expected to grow in 2008 and that a recession or slowing up of the Bahamian economy is only a “figment in the imagination” of some people. But today, a year later, the Parliament’s CRYBABY Laing was in the House of Assembly saying that the global crisis is the worst ever since the GREAT DEPRESSION. So much for an economist. What do you think his opinion of the FNM’s work to date in the government is? Ooooooooh, let’s not go there. And the next time you see the Parliament’s ‘Crybaby’ Laing someone please tell him, TALK HIS BACK SEAT AND STOP JUMPING TO THE FRONT BENCH! THE ‘CRYBABY’ ALWAYS TRYING TO TAKE SOMETHING THAT AIN’T HIS!
Nassau, Bahamas: There was in the House of Assembly today much talk of the recession. It was just in June 2007 when Hubert Ingraham announced in parliament that the Nassau Airport Development Company [NAD] and the Airport Authority would impose a service tax on travellers moving through the airport. That fee which was introduced then was $20. At that time Ingraham told the Bahamian people that NAD will raise its own funding in the $400 million overhaul at the airport (after all that is why we the people agreed to move the airport ownership to a private manager’s hand).
But Ingraham must believe we, the people of this country, are as STUPID and FOOLISH as he is, to accept what he said today. Ingraham said today in parliament that his government (us THE PEOPLE) will takeover a $50 million dollar expense, driven up by the new airport managers. BUT WAIT, we still have fresh in our his his words of last year, that NAD will provide its own funding!
Bahamas Press cannot believe Bahamians are being duped again by this UNCARING WUTLESS INGRAHAM ADMINISTRATION, who believes in everything FOREIGN AND NOTHING BAHAMIAN! And here is his record at the airport to-date;
Ingrahm raised the taxes at the airport on the Bahamian people in JUNE of 2007 to $20. His government delivered the airport into foreign hands (NAD). He allowed legislation to allow NAD to manage private security at the airport (putting that into foreign hands). And as a result, Ingraham quietly saw 75 airport security bag handlers in the upper floor of the terminal, lose their jobs in the summer of this year. And now today whilst in Parliament Hubert told members that the fees of everyone using the airport will now be increased AGAIN to $25?
We at Bahamas Press are wondering when will we Bahamians accept that slowly day by day, INgraham can careless about us the people of this country? Now today – whilst laughing with halitosis – Ingraham went on to say that NAD now cannot fund their initial construction start up cost (contrary to what he said months earlier) and that we the people who have no management control of the airport must now pay the $50 million cost overruns at the airport?
If the government cannot see NAD as good managers of the people’s asset, then we must resume control at that facility, after all we are the ones being hung by the noose of growing debt incurred by the airport.
Ingraham’s noose of high TAXES, RISING DEBT and POVERTY is KILLING THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE, and YOU ALL BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE HE KICKS THE CHAIR FROM UNDER US!