Abhisit back to non-sense : he increases budget… then he tries to cut it


Back to business ! Abhisit may have shown some vista with the management of the revolucion (ole !) last week… fair enough… but as soon as “normal policy” applies… then he’s happy to go back to lunacy mode.

One astonishing proof :

The military, local government bodies and training abroad will have lower budget allocations from the central administration, whose fiscal-2010 expenditure plan was cut 13 per cent, or about Bt250 billion.

The Cabinet yesterday slashed the budget for fiscal 2010, which starts on October 1, to Bt1.7 trillion, down from Bt1.9 trillion.

Funds earmarked for state investment projects were lowered to Bt1.35 trillion, from 1.51 trillion before, as the domestic political turmoil and global economic downturn will reduce tax collections, said Budget Bureau director Bantoon Supakvanij. (Nation)

Abhisit was the same Prime Minister who decided to “boost”, “stimulate” the economy by increasing the budget deficit and increasing borrowing and lowering taxes !

The same Abhisit gave 2000 THB to 9 millions people 3 week ago… Total cost ? 20 billions THB !

The same Abhisit 3 weeks ago (march 29 !) announced proudly that Thailand would have to borrow more.

Abhisit was the same Prime Minister who decided on february 13 to allow the totally idiotic purchase of 6 swedish jet fighters by the army ! Total cost ? 19,5 billions THB ! 10 % of the so called “cut” he wants to make now.

What is the word you are looking for ? “Consistency” ? “Common sense” ? “Honesty” ?

No ,the word you’re looking for is : CLOWN.

Let me repeat it again : CLOWN.

Abhisit is a sad clown.

12 Responses to “Abhisit back to non-sense : he increases budget… then he tries to cut it”

  1. 1 George P Tuckeer 22 April 2009 at 7:19 am

    Perhaps the parts that were cut were deemed non-stimulative after further study. I’d like to hear his detailed justifications before criticising him.

    The jet fighter purchase would certainly be completely non-stimulative and should have been cancelled, if cancelation was an option, even with a fine to be paid.

  2. 2 David Brown 22 April 2009 at 8:50 am

    has the army explained what roles these fighters will play in their strategic plan for defence of the nation?

    or will they just be used for threatening the Thai population into submissive tilling of the fields rather than thinking of democracy?

  3. 3 chinesethai 22 April 2009 at 10:03 am


    In the case of Abhisit, I am beginning to see your point that he is looking more and more like a clown. He is afraid of even his party members when he has to decide whether Minister for PR, Sathit Wongnongtoey, must go. He is afraid of some top boots in the Army and finally yielded to them purchasing the expensive fighter jets. He is afraid of clean-sweeping the National Police Force. He is afraid of countering Red propaganda in rural areas.

    He already has Reds as his enemy, who almost took his life twice but at the same time is alienating Yellows.

  4. 4 Tarrin 22 April 2009 at 11:33 am

    Comparing him to a clown is too good, I mean even my 10 years old niece told me that Ahisit was making a bad decision allowing those fighter jets to be purchase.

  5. 5 chiangmaijoe 22 April 2009 at 1:15 pm

    The only reason for the purchase of the jets is the size of the kickback.

  6. 6 ThaiCrisis 22 April 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Indeed the “jet fighters scandal” was a massive mistake. It started with the junta of course, but then continued with Samak… and eventually with Abhisit.
    Abhisit is the puppet of the military so he was not authorized to say no to the transaction.

    Does Thailand need modern jet fighters ? To defend the temple from Cambodia ? To attack insurgents in the South ? It’s laughable of course…

    It’s a massive joke and a massive scandal. The military wanted their “toys” and their commissions of course…

    And Abhisit, like many other thai politicians, is an accomplice, nothing less.

  7. 7 Bedwyr 22 April 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Increases the budget while everyone is saying it is stupid.

    Realises the real situation.


    Tries to extract foot from mouth. Fails.

    Tries to extract head from ass. Fails.

    Not looking completely good for Pretty-boy Abhisit, is it?


  8. 8 ThaiCrisis 22 April 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Indeed… I think we have reached the “panic stage”… The data about tax collections in march were published yesterday. Still the same drop… No improvement. I will update the charts tomorrow.

    Abhisit is not totally stupid.

    He was just overconfident, thrilled by his own “victory” (PM at last, eventhough it was through a laughable way… by making wink-wink with the ex-super-buddy of Thaksin, mister Newin…) and he didn’t listen other voices.
    All the material is out there since years… I’m not joking… The blogosphere is the best tool to understand what’s really going on, to leave the garden of cheap propaganda from gvt and authorities.

    Anyway : I don’t criticize Abhisit cutting (now) the budget… This is a good decision. I just say : it’s too late.

    But anyway, better late than never… Look what is happening in the US, or in the UK… The stupid Darling presented today a budget with a historic deficit.
    Those people are real, true maniacs. I mean : dangerous.

    Compared to them, Abhisit looks like a nice little child. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, this is a blog about Thailand… so… Well I need to focus, right ?

  9. 9 How the end always is 22 April 2009 at 6:34 pm

    They need the Gripen jets as much as they needed the F 16 they bought for the Prince. Too bad he is not qualified to fly it…

  10. 10 fall 22 April 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Remembering a short while back, this is the same military that does not provide soldier in the South with bullet proof vest. Instead, order them to wear an amulet. Disobeying result in a night at the stockade.

    Now, the air force do need those jets and army do need those Ukranian APC. May be the navy would bid a submarine soon. But no bulletproof vest, they are just overprice, useless stuff…

    Cancel and pay fine? No kick back then… same-same but different with Apirak(fire trucks deal).

  11. 11 Marvo 23 April 2009 at 12:11 am

    … same-same but different with Apirak(fire trucks deal).

    Yeah, what ever happened about that fire trucks deal?

  12. 12 antipadshist 26 April 2009 at 12:04 pm

    TC – “Abhisit is not totally stupid.”

    oh, you bet – far from it ! he is genuis ! πŸ™‚
    and don’t forget his school-mate Korn – a former JP Morgan chief in Thailand. two of them are a good team to “ride the tide”.

    why would he so desperately try hard to become a PM when he knew very well that economy is going down due to this global crisis ?

    because his mentor Chuan has taught him well: in the times when economy is bad – it is the BEST time to stuff your pockets ! πŸ˜‰
    just borrow as much as possible abroad or anywhere – doesn’t matter. and stuff your pockets like crazy. later on – anyway it can easily be blamed on the severety of crisis, on political turmoils, on anything and everything ! and …. guess who will bear the burden of the debts – surely NOT the government which borrowed, but the country, the people (taxpayers) and perhaps to some slight degree – the next government. πŸ™‚

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