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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good News, Bad News: Yanukovych 'Argues' with Himself
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This is a clean, untampered montage of two videos. The montage contrasts Yanukovych’s bullish economic rhetoric against his stubborn refusal to comply with the Constitutional Court’s ruling that reinstated public employee benefits for FY 2007.

Good News: What’s the purpose of any election? Tell me! There’s a single purpose: the country should become stronger and people’s lives better. Are there any grounds to claim that the country is not developing economically? I’m sure that every one of us will say that no such grounds exist.

Good News:
For today the economy is growing. Today we have the lowest inflation in all the years of independence.

Bad News:………………………………........................67 billion [$13.27 bn]….……....
67 billion (pause)

Good News: Today, we’ve made a decision, and we will make it happen. We will raise wages and pensions three times throughout the year.
Bad News:………………………………...........…....they suggest that we pick up the tab.

Good News:……………It’s because a great number of businesses — our hardworking Ukrainian people — are working around the clock to achieve this result.
Bad News:………………But how? (pause)………………………………Nobody said anything about that. To promise what cannot be delivered is to have no respect for the people — most of all, for ordinary people — for those whose lives are full of hardships today.

Good News: Every family and every citizen — we are all united around one common idea: We want to live a lot better than we currently do. We want our kids to live better lives than we do. And we are obliged to provide for our seniors. I know.
Bad News: ……………………………………………………………………………………………....................
…………………………………………..........................................But how? (pause) Nobody said anything about that. To promise what cannot be delivered is to have no respect for the people — most of all, for ordinary people — for those whose lives are full of hardships today.

2 comments:

elmer said...

Well, Taras, you have outdone yourself.

Excellent!

Other People's Money - OPM.

OPM is always easier to spend than your own.

OPM is also easier to spend - on oneself.

Taras said...

Elmer,

Believe me, I haven’t outdone myself. Not one bit:)!

I’m just trying to do the guy some justice. OPM is what stabilnist cashes in on. It’s an “ownership culture” created by Y2K (Yanukovych, Kuchma & Kravchuk).