Jangan risau. It's a Rakyat-friendly budget. A-fucking-gain!!!
Not being very good at things such as budgets the only thing I got out of yesterday's big Budget 2013 announcement by Najib was that he does so love slogans...
“Prospering the Nation, Enhancing the Well-being of the Rakyat: A Promise Fulfilled”
And as someone pointed out "prospering the Nation" is wrong English. We're not quite sure after his speech exactly how our well-being is going to be "enhanced". And as for a promises fulfilled, we're so used to politicians making promises, especially during election years, that we have stopped paying any attention to the promises. This time they, sort of , kept their promise in not introducing GST. Just yet. So they lower personal income tax by 1% on the 1st RM50,000 but before you start to cheer remember that it could be a disguised GST introduction for all of us. Okay folks, less income tax...errr...by the way we will be taxing you on stuff you buy and services you use. Fair ma.
With each Budget Day we hear the well-worn phrase "People-friendly Budget". Does anyone remember the last time it was not a people-friendly budget? So if it a people-friendly budget year after year, what is the big fucking deal?
I discovered what a Malaysian Budget is good for. Selling newspapers! I went to half a dozen places and could not find a single copy of The Star or The NST.