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Political Scientist says Government cannot remove Fuel Subsidy.

Political Scientist says Government cannot remove Fuel Subsidy.

Political Scientist Rhoda Bharath.

Political Scientist Rhoda Bharath.

The Government cannot afford to get rid of the fuel subsidy entirely. This is because T&T is still fuel dependent and complete removal of the subsidy could have could severely affect the economy.

This is according to Political Scientist Rhoda Bharath.

She made the comments on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1fm this morning.

The fuel subsidy is one area that will be focused on today as the Government gives its Mid-Term Budget Review in the House of Representatives, which sits from 1.30 pm.

In his presentation, Imbert will provide the population with a picture of the current state of this country’s economy and chart the Government’s economic strategies going forward.

This will be done when he moves a motion in the House to approve the Second Report of the Standing Finance Committee.

Bharath revealed that while she believed the fuel subsidy would be a major issue the Government simply could not afford to get rid of it completely.

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She stated that there was a exploitative aspect to business where prices would go up as soon as change was announced.

She cited the Finance Minister’s announcement late last year that there would be a decrease in VAT as one example.
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She also opined that the population understood that T&T was in a recession and that sacrifices had to be made.

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Political Scientist Rhoda Bharath.

COMMENTS

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    Jerry Hussain 2 years

    You honestly think they give a shit about all ah we. They intend to milk the system and as usual distract all ah we on how much PP stole from the treasury. They lost their conscience a long long time ago. And we must absorb all the spin. But God doh sleep.

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    Jerry Hussain 2 years

    Let us do a check on value sets. The PM buys a brand new vehicle like Kamla did five years ago with our money NOT HIS and of course fuel is free and maintenance is free or paid for by us. HE DOES NOT INTEND TO LIVE BY EXAMPLE LIKE POPE FRANCIS. Meanwhile our wages are less than 50% of our peers around the world unlike in China, India etc. where the governments there follow the same capitalistic ways. In 2006 when WorleyParsons was desperate after their gas BHP Billiton platform TEG system almost burn down their platform in November 2006 they hired me a TEG engineer and told me to go sit with their HR manager and tell them how much I wished to work for. They learnt about my expertise and needed it badly and were very desperate to restart their USD million dollar a day platform. I had asked for a modest $50,000 a month TT but was quickly told PM Patrick Manning indicated locals like myself must not get more than TT$ 38500 per month so as to keep inflation in T&T down. I was sold like a slave. Anyway for the low cheap salary I had to teach more senior persons who were making $100 US per hour plus perks. This is how these cheap T&T politicians sell us short and when we squeal on them like I did we are forced out of our country to live somewhere else and pay darely. But I learnt a long long time ago GOD DOH SLEEP. I feel sorry for poor Patrick now who wanted to be chief dictator. I still remember what Benny Hinn told him. You silly man….. This silly man forget he wanted to cut and paste the school feeding programme and put it in T&T from the USA when he placed his wife as Education Minister. A five former could have told him and her this cannot happen just so especially without parliamentary approval (he was so dottish). So when they scrub our fuel subsidy and have us live on under par wages trying to feed on goods way above our salaries ….they live high and mighty ….the foreigners milk us and we struggle to keep our families together while we work two and three jobs to make ends meet. The current PM and his side kick of HDC fame will face the same master one day and like Manning people will ask ….but they must be losing it. My friend you cannot carry it with you….you have to die and leave it all behind.