This year's budget is for the greedy, paid for by the needy ('Mirage', #306). From past experience we know that most provisions will never be implemented. Generally, up to half the government expenditure went down the drain. The health of our economy will not improve until we inject the S factor in our physical laws: make them sane, simple and stable. After the Jana Andolan II we wanted a leader, a healer and a pilot to weather the storm. We wanted a leader to hold the country together and bring back self-confidence, a healer to treat the political as well as the economic wounds which have been inflicted on the country, and a pilot guiding the country onward to its tryst with destiny.
Badri Das Shrestha,