Originally posted on Eaglezview:
What amazes me is the culture of feeling elated with announcements. The practice of posing for a photo with the briefcase just before presenting a budget in parliament is one of those. The other day I read about a ‘halwa’ function before the budget went to printing.
When will we stop being jubilant about plans and celebrate successful outcomes?
The plan itself is questionable in many instances. Yes, statistical data inputs are considered whilst making allocations but are any rigorous mathematical algorithms used to plan, forecast and allocate resources?
Announcing 58 more trains on the same existing rail network is like feeding a rich dish to a person with clogged arteries. You may possibly give him a short term pleasure, but you probably also shortened his life; needless to say you contributed to the agony that awaits him.
Fix the foundation and structure before building a helipad, swimming pool and…
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