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YESTERDAY, Alfred Sant unveiled his ultimate election victory con, by promising a tax holiday to all employees for a period of two months on earnings up to Lm10,000. Sant also promised a bonus of an unknown value to all those with no income and all the self-employed a tax rebate for a period of two months. The electoral promise reeks of political opportunism and is a reminder of the pre-1996 electoral promise to remove VAT and cash registers. Dr Sant’s remarks were shot down in an immediate reply by Finance Minister John Dalli who accused Alfred Sant of irresponsibility. Half an hour after Alfred Sant’s televised comments, John Dalli was delivering a message that Dr Sant’s promises were made to gain votes. READ MORE

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