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Published:Thursday | May 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Derrick Sinclair, Manchester
Nicole Clayton, St Ann
Pauline Shuttleworth, St James
Tanica Forbes, St Elizabeth
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A parliamentary committee has decided against recommending that basic food items be subject to general consumption tax (GCT). Do you think this decision reflects good leadership, or an appeal to popular sentiment?

Nicole Clayton, St Ann

I think it reflects poor leadership because it's as if they don't know what they are about, so anything the people say, they switch. Anyway, it really wouldn't make much difference because if the GCT is lowered and placed across the board, I think it would have the same effect on us that it is having now.

Derrick Sinclair, Manchester

I think it is good leadership because look at the number of persons who fall below the poverty line. This move will help them to survive to have the basic food items to keep them afloat. It is a good move taking these things into consideration.

Pauline Shuttleworth, St James

If the proper assessment has been done and they see where it can work, then I would not have a difficulty supporting the position that has been taken. However, my one concern is that the money will have to be found somewhere else. Personally speaking, I believe they are appealing to popular sentiments.

Tanica Forbes, St Elizabeth

That is a good decision because time rough. Removing the GCT will be better because a lot of persons are suffering.