OPINION: Government off the rails

 
519Views 7Comments Posted 18/09/2020

It takes a lot to decipher the government's priorities. Authorities seem unable to see the enormous impact that the pandemic has had on the economy, causing unprecedented job losses and the closure of hundreds of businesses. Our leaders, instead of trying to revive the economy, are determined to spend what little there is. They cannot answer simple questions. What to do so that investment stimulates the economy? What do you think of when you want to spend more than $10 million to rent cars? Why, now, is it necessary to remodel the DIJ headquarters, for almost $5 million? Who told you that you have to employ people, just to speak well of the rulers in the networks? Are they seriously going to spend more than $1.5 million to strengthen the image of the Government? Regarding expenses, Why do they pay for expensive medical supplies when they can buy them at competitive prices? What was the director of the CSS thinking when he wanted to provide a questionable and expensive service to equally questionable companies in a pandemic, for $ 168 million? This is not myopia; it is blindness pure and hard. LA PRENSA, Sep.18

 

 



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petexxs

You want the economy to improve, get Martinelli back. Since he left, the economy has gone downhill.

1 month ago
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Joylery

It seems to me that that style of governing is also a pandemic at the moment...it's not just the Panamanian Govt, look at the US, the UK, parts of Europe, Australia and I am sure there are others...questionable methods are rife!

1 month ago
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US EX Investor

I can tell you. Get rid of this Goverment as soon as possible. No matter what way. Or you die.

1 month ago
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Homer

Issue is the election system, none of the parties or candidates had a majority. This government won with 33% of the votes meaning 67% did not vote for them but for others. If you take the votes from the losers all together it would have been again centre right and not left or socialistic if not revolutionary nationalistic. It would be normal if multiple candidates join elections to have a second round between No.1 and 2 and it requires more than 50% of votes to take over. You can't call yourself a winner with only 33%

1 month ago
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MHogan

All well and good, La Prensa, you’ve identified a problem. Now what is the solution? Everyone hang onto your seatbelts, the next shoe is about to drop. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/09/joseph-mercola/injectable-biochip-for-sars-cov-2-detection-near-fda-approval/ Btw, this technology is already in use —have you watched a tv ad lately for glucose monitoring devices? Cut/paste/read only if you aren’t prone to heart attacks.

1 month ago
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Oh ya

The people get who they elect time and time again. Granted there is not much choice in the honest dept

1 month ago
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Oh ya

The people get who they elect time and time again. Granted there is not much choice in the honest dept

1 month ago
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