Premier Cannonier is off to attend the U.S. Inauguration of President Barack Obama and by doing so, he and his government may be sending the wrong message. The OBA fought and campaigned heavily on the notion that symbolic spending cuts make a difference and this writer agrees, it does. Just as every vote counts, so does every dollar.
When it comes down to it, it becomes much harder to ask sacrifices of your people and its unions when you are unwilling to make sacrifices yourself. The inauguration is a wonderful event and we should be thrilled to have our Premier invited, but the question is, is it absolutely necessary that he attends? Does accepting the invite and spending taxpayer money to send him there send the wrong message when we’re asking people to make hard cuts and considerable sacrifice?