|Portia Simpson Prime Minister|
Andrew Holness speaking in Parliament on as Leader of the opposition Jamaica on the 2012-2013 Budget the new measures of taxing basic food items were "poison" and had the effect of further impoverishing the poor, . "Madam Prime Minister, you played to the fears and vulnerability of the poor and told them you could do better. The people believed you and gave you power ... . With this tax package, the people are slowly coming to the view that you have deceived them".