Berdasarkan hasil survei yang dirilis Lembaga Survei Nasional (LSN),
Saco-Indonesia.com, - Berdasarkan hasil survei yang dirilis Lembaga Survei Nasional
(LSN), sebanyak 86,1 persen responden menolak rencana kenaikan harga Bahan Bakar Minyak (BBM)
bersubsidi. Sementara itu, hanya 12,4 persen yang mengaku setuju dengan kebijakan pemerintah
itu, dan sisanya sebayak 1,5 responden menyatakan tidak tahu.
LSN, mayoritas mutlak dari masyarakat berpendidikan dan berpenghasilan rendah menolak kenaikan
harga BBM. Mereka khawatir kenaikan itu mempersulit ekonomi rumah tangga mereka," ujar
Peneliti LSN Gema Nusantara di Jakarta, Minggu (2/6/2013).
Adapun yang menyetujui
kenaikan BBM berasal dari responden berpendidikan dan berpenghasilan tinggi. Mereka memahami
argumentasi pemerintah untuk menaikan harga BBM, namun tidak yakin akan berhasil membantu
perekonomian nasional. Gema menjelaskan, ada tiga alasan utama mengapa publik menolak kenaikan
harga BBM yang rencananya mulai naik pada bulan Juni ini.
Pertama, kenaikan BBM
dinilai semakin memberatkan ekonomi masyarakat sebab harga kebutuhan pokok otomatis akan naik.
Kedua, masyarakat menilai kenaikan harga BBM tidak akan menolong kesehatan fiskal seperti yang
direncanakan pemerintah. "Bebeberapa kali kenaikan harga BBM di masa lalu terbukti tidak
efektif menyelamatkan APBN," katanya.
Kemudian, alasan ketiga, publik menilai
adanya motif politik praktis. Kebijakan kenaikan harga BBM dinilai hanya menjadi pintu masuk
peluncuran Bantuan Langsung Sementara Masyarakat (BLSM) yang sarat dengan muatan politik praktis
menjelang Pemilu 2014 dan upaya mendongkrak elektabilitas partai pemerintah.
lain, sebanyak 51,7 persen responden setuju dengan pemberian BLSM, dan 47,2 persen tidak setuju.
Masyarakat menilai, nominal BLSM yang diberikan oleh pemerintah tidak signifikan untuk membantu
Editor :Liwon Maulana
Borussia Dortmund benar-benar melakukan persiapan terbiknya untuk melawan Real Madrid,
Tim Jerman Itu tampil sangat memuaskan de
Borussia Dortmund benar-benar melakukan persiapan
terbiknya untuk melawan Real Madrid, Tim Jerman Itu tampil sangat memuaskan dengan mengalahkan
Real Madrid 4-1.
Dortmund Menerima Kedatangan Madrid di Signal Iduna Park dengan
tenang, Kamis (25/4/2013) dini hari WIB, Alhasil empat gol dilesatkan oleh Robert Lewandowski
Pada menit kedelapan, 50, 55 serta penalty di menit ke-66. Sementara satu gol Madrid, diciptakan
lewat Cristiano Ronaldo di menit ke-42.
Dengan kemenangan ini Dortmund memperbesar
peluangnya melaju ke babak final. Pasukan Kuning-Hitam tinggal membutuhkan hasil seri atau
seandainya kalah tak kebobolan lebih dari tiga gol tanpa balas saat bertandang ke markas Madrid,
di Santiago Bernabeu, pada semifinal leg kedua, pekan depan.
Weidenfeller (Gk); M Hummels, Piszczek (Großkreutz 83′), N Subotić, M
Schmelzer, J Błaszczykowsi (Kehl 82′) , Bender, Gündogan (Schieber
90+2′), M Reus, M Götze, Lewandowski
Diego López (Gk); Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Fábio Coentrão, Varane, Xabi
Alonso (Kaka 80′), Modrić (Di Maria 68′), Özil, Khedira, Cristiano Ronaldo,
Higuaín (Benzema 68′)
From sea to shining sea, or at least from one side of the Hudson to the other, politicians you have barely heard of are being accused of wrongdoing. There were so many court proceedings involving public officials on Monday that it was hard to keep up.
In Newark, two underlings of Gov. Chris Christie were arraigned on charges that they were in on the truly deranged plot to block traffic leading onto the George Washington Bridge.
Ten miles away, in Lower Manhattan, Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on accusations of far more conventional political larceny, involving a job with a sewer company for the son and commissions on title insurance and bond work.
The younger man managed to receive a 150 percent pay increase from the sewer company even though, as he said on tape, he “literally knew nothing about water or, you know, any of that stuff,” according to a criminal complaint the United States attorney’s office filed.
The success of Adam Skelos, 32, was attributed by prosecutors to his father’s influence as the leader of the Senate and as a potentate among state Republicans. The indictment can also be read as one of those unfailingly sad tales of a father who cannot stop indulging a grown son. The senator himself is not alleged to have profited from the schemes, except by being relieved of the burden of underwriting Adam.
The bridge traffic caper is its own species of crazy; what distinguishes the charges against the two Skeloses is the apparent absence of a survival instinct. It is one thing not to know anything about water or that stuff. More remarkable, if true, is the fact that the sewer machinations continued even after the former New York Assembly speaker, Sheldon Silver, was charged in January with taking bribes disguised as fees.
It was by then common gossip in political and news media circles that Senator Skelos, a Republican, the counterpart in the Senate to Mr. Silver, a Democrat, in the Assembly, could be next in line for the criminal dock. “Stay tuned,” the United States attorney, Preet Bharara said, leaving not much to the imagination.
Even though the cat had been unmistakably belled, Skelos father and son continued to talk about how to advance the interests of the sewer company, though the son did begin to use a burner cellphone, the kind people pay for in cash, with no traceable contracts.
That was indeed prudent, as prosecutors had been wiretapping the cellphones of both men. But it would seem that the burner was of limited value, because by then the prosecutors had managed to secure the help of a business executive who agreed to record calls with the Skeloses. It would further seem that the business executive was more attentive to the perils of pending investigations than the politician.
Through the end of the New York State budget negotiations in March, the hopes of the younger Skelos rested on his father’s ability to devise legislation that would benefit the sewer company. That did not pan out. But Senator Skelos did boast that he had haggled with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in a successful effort to raise a $150 million allocation for Long Island to $550 million, for what the budget called “transformative economic development projects.” It included money for the kind of work done by the sewer company.
The lawyer for Adam Skelos said he was not guilty and would win in court. Senator Skelos issued a ringing declaration that he was unequivocally innocent.
THIS was also the approach taken in New Jersey by Bill Baroni, a man of great presence and eloquence who stopped outside the federal courthouse to note that he had taken risks as a Republican by bucking his party to support paid family leave, medical marijuana and marriage equality. “I would never risk my career, my job, my reputation for something like this,” Mr. Baroni said. “I am an innocent man.”
The lawyer for his co-defendant, Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie, a Republican, said that she would strongly rebut the charges.
Perhaps they had nothing to do with the lane closings. But neither Mr. Baroni nor Ms. Kelly addressed the question of why they did not return repeated calls from the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., begging them to stop the traffic tie-ups, over three days.
That silence was a low moment. But perhaps New York hit bottom faster. Senator Skelos, the prosecutors charged, arranged to meet Long Island politicians at the wake of Wenjian Liu, a New York City police officer shot dead in December, to press for payments to the company employing his son.
Sometimes it seems as though for some people, the only thing to be ashamed of is shame itself.