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Kenaikan Harga BBM Sengsarakan Rakyat

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Rencana kenaikan harga bahan bakar minyak (BBM) saat ini, tidaklah tepat dan mencerminkan sikap pemerintah yang tidak memedulikan kegelisahan rakyat. Saat ini, masyarakat masih terbelenggu kemiskinan dan pengangguran, sehingga daya beli mereka rendah.

Kenaikan harga BBM bakal semakin membuat rakyat kecil terpuruk. - Twedy Noviady Ginting
"Kenaikan harga BBM bakal semakin membuat rakyat kecil terpuruk," kata Ketua Presidium Gerakan Mahasiswa Nasional Indonesia (GMNI), Twedy Noviady Ginting, di Jakarta, Kamis (15/3/2012) ini. Implikasi kenaikan BBM tersebut, ungkap Twedy, tentu berdampak luar biasa, khususnya bagi rakyat kecil. Kebijakan ini sudah pasti memicu kenaikan harga barang-barang, khususnya kebutuhan pokok rakyat. Bahkan, lanjutnya, rencana kenaikan harga BBM yang jauh-jauh hari telah diwacanakan pemerintah telah mendorong beberapa pihak untuk menimbun BBM. Ini menjadi pekerjaan rumah yang selama ini tidak mampu diselesaikan pemerintah. "Beberapa argumentasi pemerintah untuk menaikkan harga BBM menunjukkan sikap ambil jalan pintas, bahkan cenderung reaksioner terhadap fenomena kenaikan harga minyak dunia," kata Twedy. Menurut Twedy, semestinya pemerintah tetap mempertahankan subsidi BBM, termasuk ketika besarannya semakin tinggi ketika harga minyak dunia meroket. Subsidi itu perwujudan dari amanat konstitusi, agar pemerintah menggunakan pendapatan negara untuk sebesar-besarnya kemakmuran rakyat. Anggaran subsidi yang selama ini dianggap membebani APBN, merupakan cara pandang pemerintah yang keliru dan telah mengkhianati Pasal 33 UUD 1945. "Konstitusi sudah jelas mengamanatkan bahwa anggaran pembangunan untuk sebesar-besarnya kemakmuran rakyat, merupakan kewajiban negara. Anggaran subsidi untuk rakyat adalah amanat konstitusi," kata Twedy.

People's Fuel Price Increase Sengsarakan


Planned increase in fuel price (BBM) today, it is not appropriateand reflect the attitude of the government that ignored the anxiety of the people. Nowadays, people are still shackled with poverty and unemployment, so that their purchasing power is low. Fuel price increases will increasingly make the little people down. -Twedy Noviady Ginting "The rise in fuel prices would make the little people getting low,"said Chairman of the Presidium of the Indonesian National Students Movement (GMNI), Twedy Noviady Ginting, in Jakarta, Thursday(15/03/2012) this. Implications of the rise in fuel prices, said Twedy, of coursetremendous impact, especially for small people. This policy is certain to drive up the price of goods, especially the people's basic needs. In fact, he continued, the planned increase in fuel prices has beenfar in the government discourse has prompted some to hoard fuel. Itbecomes a chore that has not been able to settled government. "Some of the arguments the government to raise fuel prices take a shortcut attitude, even likely reaction to the phenomenon of rising world oil prices," said Twedy. According Twedy, the government should maintain fuel subsidies,including when the amount is higher when world oil pricesskyrocketed. Subsidy is the embodiment of constitutional mandate,the state government to use revenues for the greatest welfare of the people. The subsidy that had been considered a burden the state budget, is a mistaken view that the government has betrayed and Article 33 of the 1945 Constitution. "The Constitution has clearly mandated that the development budget for the overall prosperity of the people, is a state obligation.Budget subsidies to the people is a constitutional mandate," saidTwedy.