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Santo Domingo.- President Leonel Fernandez said Monday that Dominicans are better off than eight years ago, when he took office for the second time, and cited reports in publications such as The Economist and Time magazine lauding the country’s economic performance despite a gloomy global backdrop.

Speaking before Congress in the traditional State of the Nation speech to mark Independence Day, the chief executive said his Administration has made a little New York out of the Dominican capital, and cited the construction of major infrastructure in Santo Domingo and nationwide.

He said for 2004, the GDP was US$22.0 billion, compared with US$55.0 billion in 1911. “In nearly eight years we’ve more than doubled the country’s capacity to produce wealth.

Fernandez said during the last seven-and-a-half years in the country, thanks to the population, and its government, “we can be proud of having a growing and solid society.”

He said the country’s economy has diversified and cited figures from the major supermarket chains, whose sales jumped from RD$20.2 billion in 2004, to RD$40.0 billion in 2008.

Fernandez also cited figures to prove a successful fight against corruption and drug trafficking, noting that the U.S. satellite tracking of aircraft out of South America show a fall in radar blips. “We say with confidence that the traffic of cocaine has fallen, to the point that the New York Times reported that ‘cocaine no longer rains over Dominican territory.”

He cited ex president and founder of the ruling PLD party, Juan Bosch’s speech in that very Assembly in 1963: “While I’m governing this nation, democracy will not perish’, words which still reverberate in these hallowed halls.”

Fernandez did however acknowledge the country’s myriad deficiencies and needs. “There’re still undernourished persons. There’re still orphaned youngsters who lack opportunities and the aged who’re void of dignified attention."

He said because of the country’s ills work is needed in two agendas: one is the pre-modern and the other toward modernity. "All this I recognize and it’s about continuing to make stronger efforts so that all members of our society enjoy the economic transformation process, the modernization and the changes implemented which the Dominican Republic has been experiencing for the last few years."

In his last speech before the National Assembly, as his current term concludes August 16, the Head of State revealed that despite what in his view is a better country than eight years ago, the speech chief executive affirmed that there’s still room for much improvement.

He added that his cabinet has managed to maintain macroeconomic stability, and resorted to audiovisual equipment to bases his assertion. “And although society doesn’t eat numbers, the numbers reveal what society eats.”

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68 comment(s)
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 1:25 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

If you are a member of the PLD's Political Committee he is absolutely right, for the rest of the Dominican People it’s just BULL SHIT!
Written by: CarlosFranco, 27 Feb 2012 1:38 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn
1911 or 2011. And yes it's a better country than 8 years ago.
Written by: CarlosFranco, 27 Feb 2012 1:39 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn
Josean: Haiti is worse than 8 years ago, and in another 8 it will still be even more chaotic than today.
Written by: RobertoJose, 27 Feb 2012 1:45 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
""He added that his cabinet has managed to maintain macroeconomic stability, and resorted to audiovisual equipment to bases his assertion. “And although society doesn’t eat numbers, the numbers reveal what society eats.”""


What a snake, he just created a back door escape plan. In other words he hasn't seen the facts in writing and utilized the PLD news media to determine his findings...

Assertion - Something declared or stated positively, often with no support or attempt at proof.

Eff all you PLD's and supporters.....SELL THATS SHET TO SOMEONE ELSE.. The shmuck doesn't even believe in what he is saying.....Ggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ..
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 1:55 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Bobby Joe,

Why do think I call him Lie-onel!
Written by: Atabey, 27 Feb 2012 2:01 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

But The Hippo was better?

The PLD has been better than the four years of the PRD under Grand Master Hippo.

Written by: gmiller261, 27 Feb 2012 2:01 PM
From: United States

What a clown.

He and his buddies are better off... narco families are better off... People that are transparently corrupt are better off. BUT, 95% of the people you are supposed to help are worse off.

Moron
Written by: generoso, 27 Feb 2012 2:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****

LF is using an old Reagan slogan who first said in a debate in 1980 "are you better off than 4 years ago" and applying it to DR at present.
Truthfully we are better off than 8 years ago when the nightmare of Hipoloco Mejia ended, but this is 2012, and Hipoloco's misdeeds have not been all solved, like the immense debt that the central bank still carries from 2003, with no relief in sight.
Written by: Atabey, 27 Feb 2012 2:08 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

And therein lies the crux of the issue. Because Grand Master Hippo is running for office again! the slogan is on the mark.

The second coming of Grand Master Hippo or giving Medina a chance. Of the two REALISTIC possibilities, Medina getting his chance appears to be the far more prudent way to go.

Written by: RobertoJose, 27 Feb 2012 2:10 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Atebey,

Does his form bother you at all?
Written by: Belly, 27 Feb 2012 2:21 PM
From: United States, Seattle, W.A.
So according to Leonel the country has doubled the capacity to build wealth yet the poverty rate still is around 50% ever since I can see in the history of DR.

I don't doubt the country is better off than a total collapse but should we really be using a total collapse as a bar of measurement?

Shouldn't the country's goal be to do better for all instead of the few?
Written by: THINK, 27 Feb 2012 2:21 PM
From: United States, SDQ -- Mia --NY

Drugs, corruptions, visa cancelled, murders, no jobs,.....etc, All these are the performance under his administration and much much woser than 8 years ago....

Lionel, go ahead and cover your eyes and ears and then lie.....
Written by: juanb, 27 Feb 2012 2:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic


He's right.

He and the other thieves in government have never had it better.

The rest of us suffer, but hey, what else would expect in a 3rd world Banana Republic?
Written by: juanb, 27 Feb 2012 2:31 PM
From: Dominican Republic


Where is the voice of reason? Where is Ricky?
Written by: juanb, 27 Feb 2012 2:49 PM
From: Dominican Republic


How come no one has commented on the best news of all in his speech?

Great idea. He is going to create a law to monitor corruption.

Does that mean that he is monitoring it to make sure that the PLD gets their fair share?
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 3:06 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Remember Folks Atabey has endorsed Mejia's possible victory in Cibao region and has said PRD POLLS have credibility!

Her current panties are now Purple with White trimming!
Written by: OLDNASTY45, 27 Feb 2012 3:31 PM
From: United States
Is DT going to publish a link to the full text of the speech in English?
Written by: Atabey, 27 Feb 2012 3:32 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Written by: RobertoJose, 27 Feb 2012 2:10 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... (Look, beyond the words)

Atabey,

Does his form bother you at all?"

Political leaders come in many forms. In our Dominican context you have your Grand Master Hippo, Balaguer, Bosch, Blanco, Guzman to speak of only those after the Trujillo Era.

Is LF a little full of himself? Most of these guys in political office, especially those being in the position of leader for 12 years, are seldom without egomaniac tendencies. But as I understand politics to be the art of the possible, in our DR CONTEXT, LF has been far better than Grand Master Hippo. And that fact is the operating determination, given that El Hippo is up AGAIN! for another 4 year Tour de fraud.
Written by: anthonyC, 27 Feb 2012 3:32 PM
From: United States
"Fernandez says Dominicans are better off than eight years ago"

I am no fan of the current or past D.R. governments. Their socialist agenda & Populist programs combined with massive corruption, graft and cronyism is to be detested.

But

If if one was to answer the statement without bias one would have to agree. I would say that the Average Dominican's standard of Living is better than it was 8 years ago.

Please don't respond with the tired, old "Good, 'ole Days" B.S. Today the average Dominican lives longer, eats better, has more information at their disposal and has more options in life than ever before.

This by no means endorses the Dominican Government or its culture. The improvements have happened by the market forces in spite of government actions.
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 3:37 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

The Professor says:

"I will say that LF morality is not only questionable, but he has embraced performing financial violence on the DR, and the end does not justify any means possible."

That in a BRILLANT Nutshell sums up this Narco Gangster’s 12 Horrendous Years against the best interests of the Dominican Masses!

Thank you Professor Generoso!
Written by: ElSuavecito, 27 Feb 2012 3:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago de los 30 Caballeros

Written by: generoso, 27 Feb 2012 2:04 PM

"LF is using an old Reagan slogan who first said in a debate in 1980 "are you better off than 4 years ago" and applying it to DR at present.
Truthfully we are better off than 8 years ago when the nightmare of Hipoloco Mejia ended, but this is 2012, and Hipoloco's misdeeds have not been all solved, like the immense debt that the central bank still carries from 2003, with no relief in sight."


Well said, clear, concise, and right to the point.
Written by: generoso, 27 Feb 2012 4:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
josean and elsuavecito
Thank you both for your kind compliments, I try my best to be impartial, but as the saying goes, and josean takes a lot of credit for my realizations, that LF was far better than Hipoloco, but that should not be the rule for any comparisons, since LF governance could have been eons better, if he had managed the country more prudently, with more compassion for the poor, less works of flash and glitter, provided more moneys for education and welfare, and persecuted, jailed and made an example of the government officials and military engaged in blatant corruption, and not be so much of a pussy to confront them.
He could have had more faith in having the moral high ground, instead of falling for the chants of the tempting sirens, and sinking into the quick sand of graft and corruption.
Dante in his novels, condemned the persons who steal from those who elected them, and trusted them with a blank check, as in the DR government, to the seventh and worse hell.
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 4:05 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Chaos breaks out among the Purple Ass Kissers!

¡Los Lambones Morados se ponen guapo!


“Julio César Valentín: “¡Qué maldita vaina coño, esto no puede ser coño!”

“Julio César Valentín, Ignacion Ditrén, Daniel Toribio y Rubén Toyota echan chispas porque guardaespaldas presidencial les impidió el paso”

“Julio César Valentín, Ignacion Ditrén, Daniel Toribio y Rubén Toyota became enraged because the president’s bodyguards would not let them pass”

Acento.com
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 4:11 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"and josean takes a lot of credit for my realizations, that LF was far better than Hipoloco, but that should not be the rule for any comparisons, since LF governance could have been eons better, if he had managed the country more prudently, with more compassion for the poor, less works of flash and glitter, provided more moneys for education and welfare, and persecuted, jailed and made an example of the government officials and military engaged in blatant corruption, and not be so much of a pussy to confront them."

Thank you professor, I am honestly humbled, but truly all the credit belongs to Lie-onel!
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 4:21 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Poll at Acento .com

Encuesta


¿Cómo valora usted el gobierno de 8 años del PLD que ahora termina?

How do you value (rate) the 8 years of the PLD governance that is ending?

Good-Bueno 14% (97 votos)

Bad-Malo 86% (586 votos)


Total de Votos 683
Written by: lcabrera, 27 Feb 2012 4:25 PM
From: United States
What a load of baloney!
Written by: Perez, 27 Feb 2012 4:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic
what a bunch of crap! His speech is as real as his wife Margarita being the Queen of England.
Written by: RoyStone, 27 Feb 2012 5:26 PM
From: Australia
GDP USA US$55.0 billion in 1911.
If not adjusted for inflation, it is meaningless.
Written by: CarmenReyes, 27 Feb 2012 5:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
In what area are we better off? This is completely irrational and not true.

The quality of life across the board in all areas is much worse.

What a shame he lies and wants to insult those of us who walk in Quisqueya every day.
Written by: juanb, 27 Feb 2012 6:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic


This just in:

A polling organization has just released the results of its latest voter poll.The poll, conducted by the University of Research Institute, shows Mr. Medina drawing 21%, Mr Mejia 18%, and various forms of suicide 61%.


(My thanks to Andy Borowitz)
Written by: elBuscoon, 27 Feb 2012 6:44 PM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

The Head Line Should Read

Fernandez says that he is better off today, than eight years ago. Just look at my fat ass wife.
Written by: generoso, 27 Feb 2012 7:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
elbuscoon
One plus for you! funny! lol.
Written by: BASTA, 27 Feb 2012 7:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
elbuscoon


******
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 9:43 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Stealing from our children’s number one priority to be competitive in the world, EDUCATION, to feed the corruption of the METRO!


"Young people reject high investment in the Santo Domingo Metro"

"With 64 billion pesos education would have an investment of 5% GDP", expressed the citizens

"With 64 billion we could have built: 2 thousand hospitals, 120 thousand fully equipped classrooms, with 64 billion we could have built 10 Megs zones with high technology that generate 100,000 thousand jobs", read a sign."

“SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-A group of around 100 Dominican youth occupied the area close to the Center of Heroes and the entry of the Santo Domingo Metro to reject what they defined as a bad investment made by the Government of President Leonel Fernandez in the second line of the Metro.”

Acento.com
Written by: josean, 27 Feb 2012 9:55 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

“Max Puig defines Leonel's speech as electioneering”

“The presidential candidate of the Alliance for democracy said that the head of State set aside talking about serious national problems and did no present an accounting of the government's performance in the last year”

almomento.net
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 12:17 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Atabey here is another Poll for you this time a National one!



Poll courtesy of Acento.com



Who Will you vote for?


¿Por quién votará usted?


Danilo Medina 19% (1903 votos)

Hipólito Mejía 60% (6163 votos)

Eduardo Estrella 5% (555 votos)

Max Puig 1% (118 votos)

Guillermo Moreno 13% (1289 votos)

Julián Serulle 2% (159 votos)

Ismael Reyes 0% (50 votos)


Total de Votos 10237
Written by: tschotschua, 28 Feb 2012 2:40 AM
From: Germany, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz
Well done Mr. President.

1. You will go through the History as one of very few who has better manage the Country in very difficult times.
2. Have done more for the Country development in any sense.
3. Have set a reference mark in the Justice Framework.
4. Nobody can accuse you of innocent blood in your hands, perhaps of being a Mano blandita, but that is fine with me (!)

And I wish a Happy Independence Day to all my beloved Dominican. Que viva la Republica Dominica, nos toca a nosotros hacer un mejor pais, pero a todos y todos juntos.
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 7:20 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Here is an item of Corruption that Lie-onel forgot to mention in his EGOTISTICAL SELF-SERVING SPEECH!

These are the people that Atabey wants to give another chance!

“Alicia Ortega reveals members of the lower house; Deputies give themselves almost one million pesos each”

“SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-at the end of last year, every member received resources valued at RD $926,000 in bonds, cash and boxes of food articles and beverages, in addition to 500 units of toys”

.Attached to the package of letters requesting the transfer of the quarter of a million dollars there is a note dated 5 December of 2011, indicating those that did not sign, the Deputies Guadalupe Valdez , Hugo Tolentino Dipp, Pelegrín Castillo and Juan Hubieres.”

“However, annexed is a letter dated December 19, 2011, which acknowledges Hubieres did accept the transfer.

Acento.com
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 8:00 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Here is different view than that of “Toshiba’s” in Deutschland:

“Guillermo Moreno said that President Leonel Fernández did not give an accounting of his government’s performance in the last 12 months”

“The presidential candidate of Alliance Party argued that the President only sees the country from the top (helicopter), and therefore ignores the reality of the people and says that he has managed to turn the country into a small New York.”

"Dr. Leonel Fernández confessed, at the beginning of his speech, he contemplates the country from the air, mounted on the presidential helicopter, and from up there, the country seems like a little New York", pointed out Moreno.”

“If we evaluate the Governments of Dr. Leonel Fernández, may we can say that they have been missed opportunities to strengthen democratic institutions. "Rather the President has designed a constitutional framework to for m for himself and his associates a judicial shield", said Moreno.”

continued:
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 8:01 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

“The presidential candidate of Alliance Party said that thereby Fernandez seeks guarantee impunity to members of his Government, which has made covenants and placed in so-called "high courts", a majority of loyalists and partners.”

“Guillermo Moreno said that the Governments of Dr. Leonel Fernández will be recorded in history as periods characterized by corruption, the construction of non-priority to assist his close associates; for having violated repeatedly the law enacted setting up 4 per cent of GDP for education; for having bankrupted the country’s producers; by the irresponsibly taking on foreign debt; by the rise of crime; and by the growth of drug trafficking with the complicity and protection of official sectors at the highest level.”

Acento.com
Written by: RoyStone, 28 Feb 2012 8:06 AM
From: Australia
josean,
So what's your point? Given that Leo is guilty of corruption, but can you honestly say Hippo is less corrupt, or would be less corrupt than Danelo if returned to power? There only two probable options. What is the lesser of the 2 evils?
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 8:12 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
"Poll courtesy of Acento.com



Who Will you vote for?


¿Por quién votará usted?


Danilo Medina 19% (1903 votos)

Hipólito Mejía 60% (6163 votos)

Eduardo Estrella 5% (555 votos)

Max Puig 1% (118 votos)

Guillermo Moreno 13% (1289 votos)

Julián Serulle 2% (159 votos)

Ismael Reyes 0% (50 votos)


Total de Votos 10237"


Idiot Josean states the above unscientific poll by Acento.com as newsworthy!!!

Oye, have you even looked at how that "POLL" was conducted? Why don't you read a few basics on scientific polling methods BEFORE YOU engage in this debate.

You talk soooooooo much about the lack of education in DR and the governments unconstitutional neglect in the field of education, YET YOU deprive yourself from actually achieving it in the States! How's that GED going?
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 8:20 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Written by: RoyStone, 28 Feb 2012 8:06 AM
From: Australia
josean,

So what's your point? Given that Leo is guilty of corruption, but can you honestly say Hippo is less corrupt, or would be less corrupt than Danelo if returned to power? There only two probable options. What is the lesser of the 2 evils?"

The juxtaposition that LF made regarding Grand Master Hippo and his tenure at the helm of the nation with LF's term in office, "Are you better today than you were 8 years Ago?," is right on the money. For if LF had not won the election back 8 years ago, and the Hippo had secured another 4 or more years in office, what do we think might have happened with DR.

And for those stating that LF has driven up the overall debts of the nation during his last two terms in office, please read a basic MODERN economic text. Debt management IS how all nations, developing or mature, secure their prosperity. The KEYs are What is the debt being used for? Productive capacity?
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 8:22 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Or is it being wasted in non-productive consumer purchases and theft? And another KEY component is: how is the debt being paid or how much is it costing the nation to manage the debt?

And DR IS NOT over indebted! It has managed its debts prudently during LF's tenure in office.

Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 8:33 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

You’re the one that started quoting Polls to discredit Guillermo's possibilities.

You did not question there scientific validity even though they were from your hatted PRD, because the fit your little scheme
.
So just like this Poll is meaningless so are the ones you conveniently quote!

Or what is good for the Goose is not good for the Gander, Moradito?
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 8:46 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"Written by: RoyStone, 28 Feb 2012 8:06 AM

From: Australia

josean,
So what's your point? Given that Leo is guilty of corruption, but can you honestly say Hippo is less corrupt, or would be less corrupt than Danelo if returned to power? There only two probable options. What is the lesser of the 2 evils?

Roy,

I don't subscribe to the theory of the lesser of two evils because in the end we wind up with evil.

As I have stated before its like saying she is just a little pregnant no such thing.

These are two criminal enterprises and there is not a dime's worth of difference between either of them.

Whether I lose or win on May 20th with Guillermo Moreno is secondary to me. What’s important is that on May 21st I will be able to look in the mirror and my grandson’s face knowing I was not a part of the Insanity of voting for either of the same thing expecting a different result.

I may be stupid but I am not crazy!
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 9:05 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


"I may be stupid but I am not crazy!"----Josean


Need I say more. You have summed up your credentials aptly.
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 9:18 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

At least I know my faults and limitations and honestly state them.

But of course you like Lie-onel are perfect Moradito, in your fantasy world called METROLANDIA!!
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 9:28 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


"At least I know my faults and limitations and honestly state them."--Josean

"A man has to know his limitations" Josean?

Good thing others know the real deal: it's only when one PUSHES and EXTENDS the limits that Humanity gains Enlightenment.

Now go study for that GED test.
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 9:36 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

I am so honored that such an intellectual and educated man like you is so OBSESSED with responding to every one of my illiterate musings!
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 9:41 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Josean,

I think you missed this:

Education Investment has grown 500% in the 7.5 years of LF's tenure. 12 billion pesos to 45 billion and in 2012 58, 500 billion pesos.

Acento.com
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 9:45 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

I thought acento.com was biased PRD rag?
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 9:48 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


However, the question is has Lie-onel complied with the constitutional mandate of 4% of GDP for EDUCATION in his recent 8 Narco years in office?

Answer- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Rendición de cuentas: Educación


LF government has INCREASED Education spending by 500% in the last 7.5 years.

Please tell us Josean how much the PRD and Grand Master Hippo increased spending in Education the last time they were in office?


Written by: RoyStone, 28 Feb 2012 11:32 AM
From: Australia
$55 billion US in 1911 = $1,271 billion US in 2010 dollars, so Leo, the country still has a long way to go.
The population in USA in 1911 was 93,863,000 about 10 times that of the Dominican Republic now, but with over 20 times the GDP in real terms.
Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 11:34 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--
Roy,

I think he said a "small NY" What percentage equals his definition of smallness is not given.

Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 12:27 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM
From: United States

Rendición de cuentas: Educación


LF government has INCREASED Education spending by 500% in the last 7.5 years.

Please tell us Josean how much the PRD and Grand Master Hippo increased spending in Education the last time they were in office?

Poverty - 28 February 2012, 11:44 AM


Read Atabey read!...... or is DT a PRD Rag also!

"Dignified Education slams Fernandez’s schooling figures "

Source DT

Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 4:42 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"President Leonel Fernández, between his dream of paradise and the stark reality”

“Presidente Leonel Fernández, entre el paraíso soñado y la cruda realidad”

See the video at acento.com
Written by: josean, 28 Feb 2012 11:21 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

File this one under:


"Lie-onel and the PLD spit in the face of the Dominicab people for 8 years and want them to believe it's RAIN!"



"Indicators that Fernandez did not use"

"Indicadores que Leonel Fernández no utilizó"


SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic) - Far from the illusion of a "New York Chiquito," Leonel Fernandez's progress is the accumulation of wealth by his staff and associates, while the real macroeconomic indicators in 2011 indicate why the middle and poor in the country are economically terrified.

7dias.com.do delivers to the readers many indicators that show the opposite to "rosy picture
“presented by Leonel Fernandez in his speech on February 27.

Go to 7dias.com and read the rest plus see some good charts!
Written by: RoyStone, 29 Feb 2012 2:22 AM
From: Australia
8 years ago I had more hair, less fat and was 12 years younger, so how am I better off now?
Written by: Spimx, 29 Feb 2012 8:32 AM
From: Canada
What is he talking about, 8 years ago people was good with a budget of $500 pesos a week, now a days $1000 pesos is not enough for "ONE" day. we don't care about his savings of $40.8 billions, we care about the poverty in the country. In my short life I haven't seen so much corruption in one place, to a point that students have to fight for their righ an better education. The country is so dengerous that travelers cant visit anymore ( I went back home last year and I couldn't say what day was my flight so won't be embush on my way home from the airport, like what happened to few of my family friends)... Mr. President, is that the improvement of our nation, or tr improvement of your personal life, with all due respect stop stealling the vitality of our country, and let somebody else fix your mess; and don't blame other people of the mistakes and disruptions you have done!
Written by: josean, 29 Feb 2012 4:12 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
Here is another beauty everbody should consider reading:

"The fucú of the Palace"

"If some of the blunders that Leonel Fernández says were said by a beauty queen, the beauty queen would be considered an idiot, but in the case of Mr. President, what we need to assume is that he believes that the idiots are us".


"El fucú del palacio"

Eso es lo único que explica que este señor se atreva a mencionar los tapones de tránsito entre las reivindicaciones de un gobierno.

La circulación masiva a la que él se refiere como una conquista es la crónica congestión vehicular que tanto contribuye a que la vida urbana sea una absoluta desgracia y que debía tomarse como uno de los símbolos más representativos del fracaso rotundo de su gobierno.

¿Se habrá enterado este fraudulento traficante de postalitas bucólicas de que la República Dominicana ocupa el primer lugar el Hemisferio Occidental en inseguridad vial?

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Written by: josean, 29 Feb 2012 4:15 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
¿Será que el señor Presidente no sabe que en el 2010 se supone que hubo 33,114 accidentes de tránsito, de los que sólo se registraron 11,908, porque en el 64 por ciento de los casos la gente envuelta en los mismos decide no joder con eso?

¿Sabrá el Presidente que entre el 2004 y el 2008 murieron 7,000 personas por accidentes de tránsito y que sólo en el 2010 hubo de 2,373 muertos y 5,982 lesionados?

Con siete (no una, ni dos, ni tres, ni cuatro, ni cinco, ni seis, sino ¡siete!) dependencias estatales (infuncionales todas y atiborradas de botellas) dedicadas a bregar con el transporte y dos líneas del Metro, de cuyas cuentas lo único que se sabe con certeza es que son de locura y vértigo, pero no a cuánto ascienden, el gobierno no ha conseguido ni siquiera descongestionar un poco la capital dominicana.

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Written by: josean, 29 Feb 2012 4:16 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"Mientras el señor se pasea en helicópteros para apreciar el Nueva York chiquito que ha surgido con el tráfico de drogas, (conste que soy partidaria de que las legalicen) el lavado de activos y los desfalcos al Estado, el año 2012 empezó hace 60 días y, de un solo golpe, terrible, conmovedor, ya se registraron 56 muertes de náufragos en El Canal de La Mona."

Read the rest at acento.com

Written by: josean, 4 Mar 2012 7:47 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

“From a “little”New York to the illusion of President Leonel Fernández Reyna”

“The greatest glory attributed to President Fernandez “modernity" is having a system of underground railroad, which is the costliest project in the history of the country, but whose first line serves just 0.5 percent of the nation's population and less than 2 percent of the residents in the great city of Santo Domingo.”

“Claiming to see a small New York in a city with chaotic traffic despite much road investment, with much of its population living in shacks without running water and limited electricity, without rain nor sanitary sewers, drained by unclean runoff ditches that pollute rivers and beach, more than an exercise in optimism is an offense.”

Atabey READ the rest of this fascinating commentary full of non-rectally produce facts at:

“Del New York chiquito a la ilusión del presidente Leonel Fernández Reyna”

Acento.com
Written by: josean, 5 Mar 2012 9:10 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"Written by: Atabey, 28 Feb 2012 9:41 AM

From: United States

Josean,

I think you missed this:

Education Investment has grown 500% in the 7.5 years of LF's tenure. 12 billion pesos to 45 billion and in 2012 58, 500 billion pesos.

Acento.com"

No!

Not you might have missed this:


"Was it 500%?"

"The President {and Atabey} point out that: " in the past seven years and half, investment in education has grown by "500%:" is that assertion supported by empirical evidence?

Let's see:

The Education Act provides that public expenditure on education should be 4% of GDP or 16% of the public expenditure.

Records of the Ministry of education indicate that in 2011 spent RD$ 41.5 billion and in the education service were spent RD$ 49.1 billion. The education function includes not only the spending of the Ministry responsible for that subject but what they spend all other ministries in the role of education.

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Written by: josean, 5 Mar 2012 9:11 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

When comparisons are made in the time frame of economic figures the effect of the increase in prices, inflation need to be discounted, this implies to convert the figure to real values of a year basis, using the price index published by the Central Bank.

So spending of the Ministry of education for the year 2011 compared to prices in the year 2000, adjusted to remove the inflation effect, amounts to RS$ 12.2 billion in the education function it equals to RD$ 14.4 billion, which have grown by 130 per cent and 171% in relation to the expenditure in 2004; growth that is well below the 500% which was announced. In any case the figures from the 2003 to 2004 reflect the effect of the banking fraud of the order of 20% of GDP.

Therefore, the real increase spending in 2011, the actual spending on the education function, i.e., the sum of everything the Government spends for that purpose is below the law and below what was spent in 2002.

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Written by: josean, 5 Mar 2012 9:14 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Indeed, in 2002, expenditure on education was 2.5 per cent of GDP and 12.4 per cent of the budget while that in 2011, was 2.3% and 12.6% respectively, indicating where the priorities were and where they are.

In conclusion spending on education was not increased 500% rather in 2011 spending was proportionally less than what the law stipulates and less than what was spent in 2002."


¿Fue 500%?

7dias.com

PS

There is also a nice chart published along with the article for you to try to distort!
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