The second Mass Meeting during the 2013 Election Campaign kicked off in Żabbar this afternoon.
PL Ray Azzopardi hosted the event and introduced the speakers during the Mass Meeting.
The first speaker, Finco Investments Director Paul Bonello addressed the crowd and claimed how he had never voted for PL but would do so in this election. He spoke about his experience in trying to uncover the BOV property fund issues and how it was PL Leader Joseph Muscat who listened to what he had to say. Mr Paul Bonello spoke how the violence that happened 30 years ago should never have taken place but that was then and this is now. He mentioned how former PL Leader Alfred Sant had eradicated violence from the PL.
“Joseph Muscat is young and does not have any baggage from the past” asserted Director Paul Bonello.
PL Leader Muscat started off his speech by explaining how people have had enough of living in a country which is divided and how the PL movement believes that the time has come for a change to take place.
The PL is not interested where one comes from but PL is interested in what can take place in the future thanks to the participation of each and every person. PL Leader mentioned people who work abroad and how they obtain success faster because they work hard. PL wants to help and promote those who work hard and will offer incentives to help the people to obtain this.
PL wants to reduce the amount of tax paid by people who have both part time and full time jobs with the first €10,000 being only taxed at 15% promised PL Leader. The PL wants to offer a tax credit to promote people starting up small businesses. PL also wants to support women decide to enter the work force for the first time by giving them an incentive of €2,000.
Social justice means everyone being given the same opportunities no matter what their political beliefs and the PL wants to commit to ensure that everyone will benefit from social justice if the PL will be given legislature. Pl wants to create more and better jobs for the people and promises a unity between who works and who employs. PL is for the workers but also for those who create work in this country and both employers and self-employed are welcome in the PL, assured PL Leader.
More and more corruption is being uncovered said PL Joseph Muscat and the PL is committed to immediately introduce the whistle blower act if given the next legislature. Moreover PL will remove the prescription law on politicians.
The PL movement will invest in education, not only by building new schools but also by investing in the best resource there exists in the classrooms, the teachers and educators. PL wants to make sure that the teachers and educators are the best they can be and is ready to support them for a full year with pay to allow them to study and better their knowledge.
Dr Muscat will introduce incentives for old people and disability-ridden people by making it easier to get the benefits and medicines they require.
PL spoke about the refunds mentioned by the PN but explained how the refund will be given on how much the medicine costs the government not how much it cost the person who bought the medicine from the store.
PL Leader Joseph Muscat spoke about the sum of €49 Million that the PN referred to as a drop in the ocean that cannot make a difference. However for PL this is not so as this can be the source of many improvements in the country, he mentioned 5,000 scholarships that can be given to students, how the amount can be used to fix all the housing estates in Malta, an increase by three times in the students stipends and many more.
Joseph Muscat incited the people by repeating the PL slogan and mentioning sectors such as hard work, less bureaucracy, cleaner air, unity, children and many more.
“We are not a drop in the ocean, we are one united movement, the rights we are requesting are ours and Malta is for all of us” concluded PL Leader Joseph Muscat.
The Meeting ended by the PL Leader being joined by Deputy Leader for Parliamentary Affairs Louis Grech and PL Deputy Leader for Publich Affairs Tony Abela.