From Manager, December 20, 2016
Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak, head of Junta’s economic team: Think when you pay your tax… The more energy you put into carrying the rich man, then the more tax you can be reimbursed.
On the sign: Shopping for the country
[Refers to the junta’s policy of “Shopping for the country” which aims to stimulate the economy. Under this policy, people can be reimbursed for their spending for shopping up to 15,000 baht. However, critics charge this only helps Bangkok tycoons who own provincial chain stores like 7-11.]