Budget 2008 to me

Here’s the lowdown as preceived by the man on the street (hypothetically)…

WELFARE:- Nothing.

COMPANIES:- Nadda (hey, why isn’t personal income tax reduced?!)

COLLEGES:- Zilch.

UNIVERSITIES:- Damn, i’ve missed the boat (but the uprated COLA will surely make students live the Life of Riley!).

HOUSING:- Damn, i’ve already bought my house. Plus, taking out EPF for prepayments wouldn’t auger well for retirement.

EDUCATION:- Okay, the free books and school/exam fees will help. Albeit the figures are small (great for the Education Minister(try) though… RM30BILLION to swipe spend!).

CIVIL SERVANTS:- Ilek.

HEALTH:- Nothing (for now. only time will tell).

FACTORIES:- Zero. There goes the environment…

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:- RM12BILLION only for KL & Penang?!

ICT:- Not bad, provided employers execute. Let’s see if broadband penetration increases and the one-computer-per-household tagline is honoured.

PUBLIC SAFETY:- This is the icing on the cake, the big cahuna. Looks promising and i really do hope the initiatives get implemented.

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