We’ll know well enough later today when PMNTR go through the whole shebang of presenting the Budget 2012.
Once upon a time I used to enjoy the presenting of the budget by the nation’s Prime Minister. Until Pak Lah came along and made it a pain to sit through with some really, urm, awesome reading of the Budget Speech.
Last year’s Budget however a disappointment, particularly for the said middle income bracket (I’m in this one, perhaps within the lower to mid Mid Range band, if you may) group of rakyat as there was practically NOTHING for us.
The worst came later during tax assessment day when you realized that; “Hey, they’ve changed the bloody thing and now much of the relief I have before is either consolidated or mysteriously, inconspicuously, missing”.
Fortunately, the IRD (don’t you just the 1Malaysia era of astounding acronyms) came through with relatively painless refunding of excesses paid; though they did complain about employers paying too much of their staff’s pay vis-à-vis the PCB deductions.
My Budget 2012 wishlist?
Cheaper cars, or better public transportation system. Or BOTH and they can ditch the fuel subsidies.
BK Sidhu’s (as per her article mentioned above) wider range of tax brackets to allow the mid ones some breathing space.
Ditch the tax on Imported books (and comics too!)
To give more clout to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to look / investigate / recommend / reprimand all the ketirisan in governmental expenditures.
A cool RM1 million in my savings account tonight at 6pm-ish.
This is MY WISHLIST after all, correct?
My inane wishes notwithstanding, I do foresee an abundance of feely-goody, smoochy-touchy, excellently WoWishly, news headline in all of tomorrows MSM.
Will any of these be of good news to us Mid Rangers?
That we shall know later today. Tune in, if you wish so.
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