Published On: Wed, Jul 3rd, 2013

Thode: Jardim not telling the truth about the numbers

ThodeWILLEMSTAD – Member of Parliament for MFK, Amerigo Those, says that the Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose Jardim has lied to the people of Curacao and has manipulated by showing false numbers. According to Thode, Jardim has done this to ensure that the austerity measures were necessary.

“The former Minister of Finance, George Jamaloodin was right when he warned the people of Curacao about the fact that the astronomical sums mentioned by Minister Jardim are nothing more but a strategy and diversion to massacre the people with dozens of painful measures.”

It is noteworthy that contrary to previous statements made by the Minister of Finance, for example, during the National Dialogue and several other speeches, his financial report reflects a very different financial picture.

It is good to note that this report is based on actual figures. This is an official document which the law stipulates that this report should be submitted by the Minister of Finance to the Committee for Financial Supervisions (CFT) and to Parliament. This should be done at the end of each quarter. It is obvious that spreading lies and / or misinformation in such document is out of the question.

The relevant report indicates that there will be a shortage of 0.3 million guilders at the end of 2012, which is less than 0.1% of the total budget of the government. That deficit is the sum of the provisional deficit of 65.3 million guilders on the current account and a surplus of 65 million on the capital account.

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