Abinader tries to curb government officer wasteful spending

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President Luis Abinader signed Decree 3-22 on Saturday, and a goodly number of his administration will not be very happy. The decree prohibits, with very few exceptions, parties, receptions, award ceremonies, or anything similar. Only the President, the Minister of Foreign Relations and the Minister of Tourism are allowed to carry out these events. But, that is not all. Government agencies are prohibited from making donations, or any sort of contribution or state-provided service to third parties, except those that are covered under current laws and decrees. No gifts, gift cards or Christmas baskets are to be allowed, and again, the exception is for those covered under presidential social programs. There are also prohibitions for the rental of locales to hold any activity except training sessions, workshops, and such.



Government renovations of physical structures are...

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... I'm not sure about putting renovations of physical structures on hold. You have to spend something on maintenance of buildings. if that's what they're talking about.
 

JD Jones

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Excellent. More belt tightening. I'd bet there's a reason it came out right after the holidays and not before.
 
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Don't you know all those folks who stuck with him since day one to help him get elected are pissed. FINALLY it's their turn to rape and pillage the coffers and Luis ain't having none of it. Freakin hilarious!!!!
 

JD Jones

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Don't you know all those folks who stuck with him since day one to help him get elected are pissed. FINALLY it's their turn to rape and pillage the coffers and Luis ain't having none of it. Freakin hilarious!!!!
I'm pretty sure most of them knew what he represented when he was campaigning. He sure is sending the right signals.
 

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I'm pretty sure most of them knew what he represented when he was campaigning. He sure is sending the right signals.
I don't think they were aware of what he stood for. Many people are upset because they worked their asses off to help the new government win, but they haven't gotten anything yet. I hear people complaining about stuff like this all the time.
 
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I don't think they were aware of what he stood for. Many people are upset because they worked their asses off to help the new government win, but they haven't gotten anything yet. I hear people complaining about stuff like this all the time.
Who are they, what people? Friends, family, cronies, wannabes, etc.? Haven’t gotten anything? Are they owed per contract? Or they want their palm greased? Please elaborate unless it’s confidential