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COP Political Leader, Winston C. Dookeran

Trinidad & Tobago's Minister of Finance & MP for Tunapuna Winston Dookeran ~ Image via Wikipedia

so yesterday was Budget day in T&T and even before Minister of Finance Winston Dookeran had finished delivering it folks were all up in arms about any and everything… Bicycles, Hospitals, NO Rapid Rail, Hindu Credit Union, CLICO, and well… a whole heap of PNM initiatives/promises…

my take… listen to the upcoming debate to hear what the plans really are and how they are going to be implemented… as to the rehashing of PNM promises.. well i have no problem if a previous administration had initiatives/plans that are beneficial to a country continuing/expanded… so  whats the fuss… is it about saying WE did this or is it about serving the people?!?

to all those who say THEIR Budget lets wait and see if the Promises Materialise… its called give Jack he Jacket… the previous administration flopped on many issues and well this one still has that opportunity… WE need to MOVE forward as as Country and NOT as PNM UNC COP or PP whatever you decide to call yourself…

you need to change that attitude… ie budge it… coz if thats your thinking then WE will not move forward… for those who do not understand that i think yall REalTARDED

follow the link to see all that was tweeted during the delivery of the National Budget yesterday… http://twitter.com/#search?q=ttbudget

the following are some excerpts from the twitter stream

anthonycbis wonder if #ttbudget 2012 could have legislation to legalize (and tax) #weed if international precedent is set: http://tinyurl.com/2ekezvb

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “First 120 days achievements” list: 13 points, 2 tangible achievements, lots of fluff. Par for the government course?

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #13: axed the tax” The tax that never really was?

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #12: laptops for secondary schools?” Really? They distributed or coming to come?

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #11: Petrotrin, UDeCOTT, UTT audits” Not achievement until done & acted upon.

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #10: formulated plan for completion of Scarborough Hospital” None existed before?

djcarbon What’s your favourite part of the #ttbudget? Mine?!?! A TUNNEL from Tunapuna to Maracas Bay! Woot! I for dat! lol!!! (@ Star 947HD)

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #9: Established Children’s Fund” Real achievement #2. Maybe? What will it do?

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #8: White paper. Blah blah. Parliament” Government speak. No action apparent.

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #7: legislative agenda for Parliament” Again, did your job?

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #5: 1-year Ministerial Action Plans” In other words, did your job?

tech_tt This sounds like a very bad idea. RT @theroyaltyclub: underground tunnel from Tunapuna to Maracas????#TTBudget

marcseyon #Trinidad #ttbudget “In first 120 days government achieved #4: $3000 pension” Finally, a real achievement. Good going!

expatriada #TTBudget underground tunnel from Tunapuna to Maracas Valley. QUE TAL?

expatriada #TTBudget Government will cease Alutrint & Rapid Train. BUT THE POWER PLANT FOR THAT IS ALMOST HALF FINISHED! AND HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAFFIC?

expatriada #TTBudget Budget Update: The Government will export intellectual expertise in the energy sector and will develop an alternative one (energy)

nu_veau nice proposals for Compressed Natural Gas cars & conversions! gasoline users, kick rocks!!!!!#secretenvironmentalnerd #ttbudget

WBooda RT @trinituner:#TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: tax allowance of $18,000 per household on mortgage interest for 1st time home owners

marcseyon This “In the first 120 days of the People’s Partnership Government, we have achieved:” list sounding real hollow. And untrue. #ttbudget

SanMan_ish KAMLA “We would have loved to be SANTA CLAUS, but in the present economic situation…” #ttbudget

NathanMNelson Winnie D That Budget Presentation was Poor…Ah Mean..Wheres The Figures Buddy? #ttbudget

mibaksh Lmao! Ent! RT @sanman_ish Dooks making it seem as if the previous administration didnt have any plans… for the people… #ttbudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Budget Debate scheduled for September 14, 2010 2 10: 00 am

SanMan_ish #ttbudget debate will resume on CHOOSEday… LOL Dooks does crack me up…

djlivstrong So other than laptops… nothing for Technology development in trinidad? #ttbudget At least cops will have 21 speeds now..

SanMan_ish i expect to see more LOCAL programmin on the tele and not less like when @GayelleTV get satellite link…#ttbudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min Dookeran: This budget lays the foundation for a developmental shift.

modeminho @TriniGuardian: #TTBudget : Expansion of Research and Development Facility of the BDC. Entrepreneurs can now access up to $25 million > good

varshtweets #ttbudget summarized or detail.. same bullshit

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Property taxes will be waived for the year 2010

marcseyon Litter wardens getting bicycles too! RT @CNC3Television: Min. Dookeran: littering from a vehicle fine: $2,000 #TTBudget

djcarbon RT @sanman_ish: when the only fault on can find with Dooks #ttbudget presentation is his delivery it really shows the sad state we live in..

aabida_allaham GATE has been expanded to incorporate vocational studies and the hospitals are to be revamped…what do you think #TTBudget

MyHomeTT RT @TriniGuardian: #TTBudget : Removal of Custom duties on CNG kits for cars and reduce interest rates at the ADB to 3-5 percent

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: integrated campus to house UWI, UTT, COSTAATT in Tobago

CNC3Television Min. Dookeran: interest rate at ADB to be reduced from 6-8% to 3-5% #TTBudget

theroyaltyclub RT @SanMan_ish: SOLAR Water Heaters are ZERO Rated.. that doesnt mean the price of existing ones will go down tho… #ttbudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: to increase number of coaches, sporting programmes

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: we will strictly enforce measures to stop abuse of GATE

SanMan_ish WOW… ZERO rating on Wind Turbines.. has the EMA done any studies to see if it is enviro friendly… we do have plenty birds… #ttbudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: EMA will be given powers to enforce swift actions

aabida_allaham #TTBudget ministers had said it would be a budget that showed they cared about people…what do you think…Dookeran’s slips aside

CNC3Television Min. Dookeran: tax credit of 25% to individuals converting cars to CNG kits #TTBudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Drainage & Irrigation Authority to be established

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: east port of spain will be restored into a heritage city

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Revenue projects $15.2 billion from the energy sector. Financing of deficit will be done in the local market.

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Oil price of US $65 a barrel. Natural gas $2.75

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Budget: $49 billion. Deficit of $7.7 billion

SanMan_ish why is he talking in Millions.. fraid to say BILLION Dooks? #ttbudget

CNC3Television Min. Dookeran: Total revenue 41.2 billion#TTBudget

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Expects an economic growth rate of 3 to 4 percent

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Government expects private sector investment to reach $3 billion

TriniGuardian #TTBudget : Min. Dookeran: Fiscal Year 2010 record deficit of 3.5 per cent of GDP

SanMan_ish now who gonna dig this tunnel Dooks? if it costs as much as the Rapid Rail study what should i do…#ttbudget

CNC3Television Min. Dookeran: Tobago receives 5.2% of expenditure #TTBudget

theroyaltyclub Tobago’s gonna get $2.56 Billion dollars#TTBudget

CNC3Television Min. Dookeran: special incentives for service industry #TTBudget

SanMan_ish underground tunnel from Tunapuna to Maracas.. easy ways to move the Fish and Ganja… #ttbudget

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