(Note: Tomorrow I am shutting down my Celcom accounts. Their services are really crap. I was trying to put a picture of Najib here but the bloody line kept being cut off. Real f*^$%*^@$#%&$)
Just reached home from work.
It's almost 1am as I'm writing this. Very tired but the adrenaline still pumping.....
It's the budget thing, I guess.
Maybe I shouldn't have put it here, THE 2013 BUDGET SPEECH (The whole thing), too long, but thought it would be good for record purposes.
Honestly, all thing's considered, if we go through it with an opened mind, the budget doesn't look very extra ordinary.
I know, there are lots of goodies, but really la, it's actually just another usual BN budget....except, there's no tax increase for cigarettes and alcoholic beverages this time....which probably make a lot of people happy.
Actually, I don't think Najib had gone over the top with the distribution of hands-outs and goodies in this budget to win the coming general election.
For instance, he only gave one per cent discount for my income tax. I don't think that would change the mind of the fence sitters among the middle income group. Let's say if Najib gave 20 per cent discount, then I think there will indeed be a huge swing of votes among that group. But he didn't, probably because he knows if he does that, the country will suffers in the long run. Yes, he can become even more popular if he had proceed with it, but that would be very irresponsible of him.
Honestly, I don't even want to describe the Budget 2013 as an election budget. Yes, it was meant to please the people and make their life a little bit better, but beyond that I don't see that this budget had been tailored exclusively to win the coming general election.
Najib is just like that. The same guy I used to follow around back then in Pekan. He has always tries to do the right thing in a responsible manner. Just look at the way he took over from Pak Lah. He didn't try to be popular and instigate others to call for the sleepy old man to quit. He is the quintessential good Malay man.
If it has been Anwar, then maybe yes, I think he will do whatever necessary to win the coming election.
After all, his "shadow budget" says he wants to make cars cheaper for the young middle class to further choke the streets of KL.
He also wants the Orang Utan of Borneo a chance to play a thrilling game of crossing the highway (which would be built through their virgin rainforest home) from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.