- May 4, 2012
One aspect of it yes. Squirrel knew what he was taking on but he doesn't have the balls to do it. It's still not him in control but the rest of the corrupt cadres. He should have put his foot down when he became president. He was elected their leader ffs so he should be leading. Let them fight it out then at least he has a chance of surviving instead of trying to save this rotten ship that is the ANC. Now he will go down with the ship that is the country.Would it be fair to say that residual effects from the Zuma era has spilled into CRs reign?
That's one way to look at it. Every year however they choose to subsidise the poor even more with increased grants so they aren't the ones really feeling it. It's us lower middle class that are already cutting out essentials that are feeling most of it.I would go beyond austerity measures at this point... 2 years ago austerity would have been a viable solution.
At this point we need to go through 2 or 3 years of public service large scale job shedding pain and right sizing, before light can be seen at the end of the tunnel. Everything government does needs to drop by comfortably 20% of its current cost.
As middle class people most of us can muddle along, I have meat in my budget to trim quite a chunk out of what I spend every month if needs be.... the poor don't, and this is hitting them the hardest in the short to medium term.