Monday, February 28, 2011

My Budget is huh????

Experts scratching their heads, said one 'expert' from Singapore on Times Now, when asked about the Annual Union Financial Budget 2011 and what one should make out of it.

This perhaps was a good way to sum up what was going on in the ramble of a speech that Pranabda (my favorite politician by far) dished out for three hours on a stretch, where he barely drank a drop of water, and bravely marched on, reading out page after page of absolute garbles (not to be mistaken with garbage, for Pranabda's accent makes it difficult to understand what he really means to say).

Social spending remains nearly the same, especially for NREGA, but taxing hospitals restaurants with AC? Seriously? What are you trying to achieve? Rob the poor people further?

Naina Lal Kidwai pointed out that the budget sends a green signal. The only green that I saw was the green of money that is being robbed from my pockets all the time. SO many taxes, and yet there is no improvement on services. In fact, Indian kids are barely able to add up in the land of Aryabhata and Brahmagupta. For no accountability, we are well on the way to deliver another dud (not to be confused with dude, who can be identified by sheer stupidity at times).

No tinkering, and fiscal deficit at 4.1%. Thanks to the sale of 3G, which makes me wonder why they did not do it for 2G spectrum in 2007. We would have been happier then, and the government could have spent more and perhaps won more seats then.

If they really want to be of help to industries, try and improve the structure, which is not the finance minister's purview. Reform reform blah blah blah - what is he achieving by talking about how ministries need more money, when they keep sitting on shitloads of it by not utilizing the funds given to them?????????

Overall, a bhery diphicult bhudget to undershtand phor me.

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