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Government hails new budget as Pro-Wealthcare, not Healthcare

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ANYHOO, the new budget of the country has been hailed by the government as being Pro-Wealthcare and not Healthcare.

"Yes, we have not spent enough on health as usual. But we have prioritised the wealth of some individuals. The rich will get richer. The economic growth will be high. More will be produced in the country and bought by the same small circle of people. And we will hit 18 percent," Finance Minister Anjum Ara, also the former chairperson of Green Clothes Garment, said.

"Our poor people are very strong. Years of eating all the toxic things we produce, the silly antibiotics we give them have all made them stronger. They can work hard and must do so now more than ever," she said.

The new budget provides tax incentives to importers and also offers the scope to whiten money by paying a one-off Tk 1 crore to a minister of your choice. "This is to incentivise going after corruption. If our ministers know they can actually catch black money holders and be rewarded for it, instead of doing it as part of their job, that would mean they work harder than ever before," the finance minister said.

The budget also allows for discounts on means of escaping the country and refinancing of loans taken by legendary loan defaulters.

Loan defaulters, who can qualify under the new "Legend" status by defaulting on loans but still being billionaires will be given the new refinancing privileges, through which they will now be able to pay back those loans please at very low interest rates and over a period of 50 more years or until death, whichever comes later.

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