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Tips to help Goverment pay for new airport

Glimpse into the future: an artist’s impression of the proposed new airport

Dear Sir,

I would like to make some suggestions on who is supposed to build the new airport in Bermuda.

It should be built by a local company, as long as it has previous experience of building an airport of this size. If this is not the case, it has to be a foreign company that agrees to work with local workers, supervised by a skilled airport builder.

To be able to repay the large new expense to Bermuda, the Government needs to lower its expenses to be able to repay this loan.

Here are some suggestions:

1, All government workers will receive 20 per cent less salary — we all have to sacrifice for the greater good of Bermuda. This applies also to points 2, 3 and 4

2, All members of Parliament and senators who have a job in the private sector, as well as in the Government, will have to take a 50 per cent cut in their government pay

3, They should charge everybody an airport levy of 5 per cent, to be taken out of their salaries — the employers and employees will share this cost

4, Any business with an annual income of more than $1 billion pays 2 per cent airport levy

As you notice, the sacrifice for the airport cost should be shared equally, across the board.