TIMELINE: Eighty Three (83) Days After the May 10, 2010 Elections
When does the “honeymoon period” start? Is it after the candidate wins the elections? Or is it after he assumes office? Does it really matter whether you start early or late if you are headed for the cliff? Both ways that floor will still rush towards you at 9.8 m/sec2.
People will have differing opinions. But one thing they can’t differ about – are the facts.
What are facts? Wikipedia defines facts as
fact [fækt] n
1. an event or thing known to have happened or existed
2. a truth verifiable from experience or observation
3. a piece of information get me all the facts of this case
4. (Law) Law (often plural) an actual event, happening, etc., as distinguished from its legal consequences. Questions of fact are decided by the jury, questions of law by the court or judge
5. (Philosophy) Philosophy a proposition that may be either true or false, as contrasted with an evaluative statement
after (or before) the fact Criminal law after (or before) the commission of the offence an accessory after the fact
as a matter of fact, in fact, in point of fact in reality or actuality
fact of life an inescapable truth, esp an unpleasant one
the fact of the matter the truth
What are the things that have happened eighty three days since the May 10, 2010 elections? The timeline illustrates what has taken place since then.
These are the facts. Out of these facts come interpretations that lead to conclusions. Still we need to question – are these the right facts to watch? Are we asking the right questions?
This enough I know – the utility rates and government fees will be higher – but there will be NO NEW TAXES just NEW BORROWINGS. How exactly are we going to pay these borrowings? Go into an orgy of more state-sponsored loans that will put Ponzi to shame. How exactly are we going to generate the massive revenues that will pay off the massive borrowings – given a protectionist environment that restricts our ability to generate revenue?
I don’t see this being addressed in the timeline and the SONA .
We aren’t paying for the bill while Aquino is in power. We will be paying for the bill AFTER Aquino has left.
Douglas Everrett once said – “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
Out of these facts we will have diverging opinions – all opinions are equal – and reality has a way of taking shape according to the manner an opinion presents how it will take shape. To each his own interpretation, the best view will get the best returns due to foresight – and some will be left with nothing.. or even less.
Seventeen more days then it will be a hundred days after the May 10, 2010 elections – what next, where to – Philippines. SIX YEARS.