Lulu can still trim on her spending and probably save a little less.
But what about those who've already done a few rounds of "change lifestyle"?
those who have already taken up a second job?
who have already changed the car for a bike?
who have already started living on Maggi Mee, an egg and a bit of vege?
And for what?
because the government can no longer afford it?
because the subsidy money can be put to better use?
And in the meantime,
- our PM still jets around in a totally unecconomical personal jet which was leased [not bought, he says with great indignant] from a GLC with terms which are probably like the toll concessions. If it cost us RM792K during the 2 weeks of elections covering local destinations only, can you imagine how much it costs a year?
- we spent RM39.11mil on the first "angkasawan", and we still want to continue spending money on training #2 even though the space programme looked to be “as good as grounded” after Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili revealed there was no money left for it.
- it doesn't end there. we want to spend an undisclosed sum on buying the Soyuz capsule boarded by Malaysia’s first Angkasawan.
[if you are free today/tomorrow, Lulu suggests you take a drive to that hotel in Glenmarie where UMNO is having their pow-wow and report back what sort of cars these "ubah gaya hidup" advocates are driving]
This is the same government who is going to take the money not spent on petrol subsidy and "put it to good use".
Lulu really does not know what to say.
I really worry for those whose belt are already so tight.