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The happy bug has got those politicians


A confident Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday reassured the national community that the current economic downturn, gripping the world and Trinidad and Tobago, was temporary in nature, "merely a blip".

That was the opening paragraph to the leading story in the Trinidad Express. No matter where you go, it seems that politicians always get bitten by the optimistic bug - nothing will last forever. The crisis is the same.

The problem is that most of these "believers" forgot to tell the good news to the many a man who got laid off recently.

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