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Party is over in Brazil: increase in fuel, tax on consumer loans and imports

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 05:48 UTC
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Brazil on Monday announced tax increases on fuel, imports and consumer loans aimed at raising 20.6 billion Reais (7.7bn dollars) in additional revenues this year. The plan is part of an effort to help balance budget accounts and revive investor confidence, Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said at a news conference. Read full article

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  • Captain Poppy

    Ohhhh brasshole!!!.....Can you come out to play?

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • macsilvinho

    The Workers Party is over! The problem will be to remove these corrupt communists from governing the country.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    The question is how long will Levy be left to do the right thing before control freak Dilma rushes back in.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I'm singing for you brasshole.

    The party's over
    It's time to call it a day
    They've burst your pretty balloon
    And taken the moon away
    It's time to wind up the masquerade
    Just make your mind up the piper must be paid

    The party's over
    The candles flicker and dim
    You danced and dreamed through the night
    It seemed to be right just being with him
    Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
    Take off your makeup, the party's over
    It's all over, my friend

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I expect they could have done without a World Cup and Olympics to pay for too.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “The plan is part of an effort to help balance budget accounts and revive investor confidence, Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said at a news conference.”

    Brazil needs a damn big defibrillator if they want to revive anything after The Liar Mantega turned investors off with all his lies and useless promises.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Well, at least they are trying.

    In already over the cliff Argentina, the party still goes on unabashed.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    I saw this coming a year ago.....uncontrolled Government spending, as if the party would never end, and now they are going to tighten their belts, around the necks of the ignorant bastards that put them there for another 4 years....tough titty !
    Hope the lower classes pay dearly for their mistake ...

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Hi JackB!

    I have been away for a while. Problems to deal with in the shit-heap that Vnzla has become, so sad :-(((
    Hope you are well?

    What are your thoughts on the Olympics? (re: The current Adminstration/preparations?)

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @9 Ilsen
    Welcome back, had noticed your absence. News from VZ gets worse every day. And I, despite the shite, am doing OK !
    We get a bit of news here and there on the TV regarding the Olympics (Rio, 2016), and although the infrastructure is still not all ready, seems to be in a better state of readiness than Brazil was for the World Cup. One hears the usual bs from the politicians (from Rio), being interviewed infront of a half-finished structure, trying to convince everyone that everything is going according to 'plan'....but that is just the problem, as 'planning' is not their strong point.

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    thanks Jack B.

    Jan 22nd, 2015 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @10 Jack Bosta

    Are you trying to make excuses about the water deficit of São Paulo? Yes or not?

    Jan 23rd, 2015 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @12 BrASSHOLE,
    who in hell was talking about the water problem in SP ??? Sorry, but I don't have any time to waste on you.

    Jan 24th, 2015 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Brasshole's first return from treatments and he can't read what people are talking about. Apparently they gave him talking points of the day, only he does not know when to appropriately insert them.

    Jan 25th, 2015 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @14
    what - doesn't really - surprise me, is that after his initial rant he never comes back to contest the criticism of his crazy ideas....but this, I suppose, would require him to have a brain...

    Jan 26th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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