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Unions do not represent the majority

Time for action: BIU President Chris Furbert addresses the crowd during the Labour Day celebrations

Dear Sir,

Your report said that Mr C Furbert is quoted as saying, “The power of the people is greater than the people in power”.

The unions represent a small number of the population, NOT the majority of the population and what he is suggesting is anarchy, replacing a democratically elected government.

Whilst I do not agree with everything the OBA is doing, they were elected by fair means.

At the Labour Day Banquet, Mr Hayward is reported as saying, “On-the-job training and more investment in education are desperately needed to get Bermudians back to work.”

Well, why was this not done when the PLP held the reins of government for 14 years, instead of taking a surplus to a deficit and wasting so much of the taxpayers’ money?

This is what we are paying for right now and, unfortunately, it will take another ten to 15 years to get out of this deficit, whichever government is in office, or we will end up with so much inflation, like Greece or Puerto Rico, and have to declare the country bankrupt.

If the country does not have the money, it cannot spend it. You cannot put everything on your credit card without paying the debt off, which is what happened under the PLP — spend and spend and to heck with the consequences.

The medicine for sorting out this mess is not palatable, but unless the OBA takes note of the SAGE commission and starts making cuts, the slope is getting more slippery each passing day.

To the unions and the OBA, action must be taken whether we like it or not.

A not-so-silent member of the silent majority!

Antony Siese