On dictation of Noynoy Aquino, Congress has given up on the enactment of the income tax cut bill, dramatizing yet again the inutile Chief Executive’s anti-people frame of mind.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. declared the income tax cut bill dead because Noynoy opposes it and could not care less about its public backlash. Mukha talagang walang pakialam ang plastic na ito.
His insensitivity to the plight of the working class is so glaring, even as a party-list solon who was personally close to the late Cory Aquino criticized Noynoy’s “condescending” attitude.
This controversy comes to fore in the aftermath of Noynoy’s lavish hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), costing taxpayers over P10 billion.
There’s no way Malacañang can justify this overspending when, in fact, we should have shown austerity amid rehabilitation and recovery efforts for victims of calamities like super typhoon Yolanda.
And yet, Noynoy’s administration is banking on the taxpayers to shoulder the costs of its extravagance and wastefulness.
“Hindi niya iniisip iyong paghihirap ng taong bayan,” said 1-BAP party-list Rep. Silvestre Bello.
Pushing for the income tax cut bill would be a waste of time, according to Belmonte. Maybe the next Congress would pick it up, he said.
For his part, Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales 2nd ruled out the possibility of the chamber overturning a president’s veto by a two-thirds vote.
He said a two-thirds vote is difficult to achieve, especially in light of the difficulty to achieve a quorum.
Gonzales said no one would even dare to question the president’s veto and put him in a bad light.
Noynoy opposes lower income tax rate for fears that it might result in revenue loss and it dampen credit ratings.
Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas also chided those pushing lower income tax for trying to get “papogi” points from the voters in the middle class who would benefit from the bill.
Well, what else can we expect from a rubber-stamp Legislature dominated by self-serving trapos.
Noy adds insult to injury
Noynoy is so stupid and insensitive not to realize the number of suffering and ruined lives caused by the “tanim-bala” (bullet-planting) scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Noynoy cited statistics, and said the bullet incidents had been sensationalized as there was “only 1,200 cases” while up to 34 million people pass through NAIA.
This is not about statistics, but about the career or future of individuals and their families ruined by an extortion scheme.
I agree with Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that one incident of tanim-bala is one too many.
In one case, overseas Filipino worker Gloria Ortinez reportedly lost her job after being detained for allegedly carrying a bullet, only to be cleared of the charges eventually.
Napakakitid ng utak ng Pangulo sa pagmamaliit sa OFWs.
He is merely adding insult to the injury that victims have suffered.
These events were not sensationalized but were bungled by NAIA officials and the Department of Transportation and Communications.
Unfortunately, Noynoy’s statement might cast doubt on the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation, which has an ongoing probe on the incidents.
“When the President doubts an organized tanim-bala extortion scheme exists, that would certainly put a cloud of doubt on whatever findings the NBI will come up with later,” Marcos said.
I agree that Noynoy screwed up again because he failed to use his common sense.
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