Why the OBA will fail once in power
March 22, 2012
It would seem that elections are on the horizon; the drum beat in the Letters to the Editor have quickened and I wish to wade into these murky waters with a prediction. I believe the One Bermuda Alliance will be our next government but this is not my prediction. My prediction is that of they form our next government, they will fail. They will fail, not because they are incompetent or because they are thieves in politician’s clothing, and not because they will put their party before their country, nor because they don’t have a clue. They will fail because:
n To recover from our terrible debt, we will need the cooperation of brain and well as brawn to dig us out. But the Progressive Labour Party is the Bermuda Industrial Union and the BIU is the PLP. It does not matter how often this is said to be untrue it is simple the truth. If the OBA come to power and asks the union to come aboard and work with them for the good of the Island (sound familiar?) it’s not going to happen. It would mean the BIU (read PLP) would be helping their opposition (the OBA).
n Another reason the OBA will fail is simply because the PLP has dug too deep a hole for us. The PLP will leave such a mess that the OBA, to stop the continuing spiral downward, will have to ask us to swallow some bitter medicine. When that happens people will start to blame the OBA for that unpalatable medicine and demand the gravy train back again and the PLP will resume power. They are the Sugar Daddy, quite willing to sell our children’s future down the drain by digging the hole of debt deeper and deeper so long as they can stay in power and fool most of the people most of the time.
Royal Gazette David Burt praises the PLP’s record of saving jobs but does not tell us this is mostly at the expense of our future by borrowing more money and that we will have to meet that future someday. Of course when the future arrives, the PLP will blame our terrible predicament on someone else. It is a win/win situation for them. So the future that I foresee if the OBA forms our next government, is that they will sadly and tragically fail. I pray that I am wrong.
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