So ahm… #Barbados, my dear #Bim, I don’t understand why you think you can’t pull an Iceland?
In a Barbados Today report published this morning, it turns out that the Barbados government, which is currently yoked to a $6 billion debt, sent to Parliament for an increase to its borrowing capacity on the local market by $1billion.
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler put forward the ammendment to the Local Loans Act increasing the Barbadian government to increase the borrowing limit to $7.5 billion.
Of course, the Opposition is accusing it of “financial recklessness” like this is news.
Fire these people and rewrite the constitution. When will you get angry enough? These people are selling you and your children’s children for rice they alone get to eat. Really Barbados? Really? I read someone’s comment on Facebook, “Hush ya mout. They are watching you.”
Listen, we ent watching them! We not holding them accountable!
Regardless of what Joe & Jane Bajan think about their power, you’re allowing these men to sell you. The scariest part, you aren’t making enough babies to service this debt they’ve managed to accumulate, and we’ve got precious little to show in terms of development since David Thompson died. Do you think the ‘old boy’ fraternity and our parent’s generation have it in them to pay of that debt?
There aren’t enough people my age, or enough babies made to work in twenty years to pay taxes to PAY this off.
What, what, what are you doing to the country? What are you doing to your children. The depth of Barbadian apathy never ceases to amaze me.
Seriously… Be Iceland.
Icelanders forced their entire government to resign after a banking fraud scandal, overthrowing the ruling party and creating a citizen’s group tasked with writing a new constitution that offered a solution to prevent corporate greed from destroying the country. The constitution of Iceland was scrapped and is being rewritten by private citizens; using a crowd-sourcing technique via social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. These events have been going on since 2008