Budget battle lines drawn

-President non-committal on amending estimates

As he defended the 2014 budget yesterday, President Donald Ramotar says that he cannot say if his government was prepared to amend the estimates and will “cross that bridge” when it comes to it.

The opposition has signalled that there will be cuts to the 2014 budget estimates but the  president says that he would not pre-empt and speculate on what would be disapproved and as such will determine what measures his government will make after proposed adjustments have been made.

“I know they did it in the past and (are)  capable of doing it again…but I am optimistic. I hope they vote for this (budget)  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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