David i agree with you, increasing Taxes and cutting goverment spending is going to be disastrous.
I believe you and your collegues who understand the circumstances and the economic cycle, “The Dept of Finance are the most conservative of any dept in government” need to force the minister of finance on a route that will open the country for business.
From time to time it takes men of courage to stand and fight for what they believe in. This is your time David. Before this budget is produced. sit the minister down. Beat him with the facts. you have the knowledge and the people of the country will support your efforts.
David its time for you to do your duty.