What I am telling you is nothing new, it’s been around since 2015, and I am referring to the Dutch financial supervision, and the cause of the unforgettable hunger strike.
So, we’ve been in debt for a while now — it’s somewhere between 4 or 5 billion, I could not get consensus — and on a number of occasions GOA was made to sign a protocol outlining the rules of good financial conduct. These norms were outlined again on November 22nd, 2018, BUT the document was not made public, it circulated in the underground, and I got to read the 11 sparsely typed pages, in unpolished Dutch, I am told, last night, with the help of a linguist elf!
Again, GOA was admonished for its cost of personnel eating up 80% of its budget. It was again told to reduce its expenditure in view of the fact that nothing has been done to shrink the number of civil servants in the past three years, on the contrary, the hiring continues.
GOA was presented with a chart this time: On a 1.5 billion florins in expenses, GOA is only allowed a 0.5% deficit, meaning it could go over budget to the tune of 25 million, in 2019.
For 2020, GOA must show a surplus of 20 million, and for 2021 and beyond, a surplus of 40 million.
GOA was also told that effective Jan 1st, 2019, a ceiling for expenditure on personnel has been set, at current level, to 479 million, not a penny more, and this number had to DROP steadily as GOA reduced its personnel in 2019-2021, to a sustainable level.
At this point I have to add that the linguist elf reiterated that the practice of letting people go by the front door, then ushering them in again by the back door via contracts for services, must stop because then they are no longer on the payroll, the payroll shows reduction, but the payments for contractors and special services increase.
Then the document added a fairy tale: By 2027 our national debt to GDP would read 70%, and our national debt reduced by 1.5 billion.
I feel bad for the two leading ladies the MinPres and the MinFEC, standing pretty and courageous in the sea of debt, they did not create, they cannot control, and they cannot cure.
How would they reduce personnel? One of my friends told me recently that walking into Cocolishi, GOA’s headquarters he felts like he walked into a newspaper or a radio station where an army of PR personalities run around to doctor the news!
How do you doctor that Nov 22nd protocol?
You suppress its publication, here. (It was published in the Netherlands, on an official website)