The Lebanese National Bloc Party pointed out that Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's bold announcement about public sector salary reductions is conclusive evidence of his (and that of the ruling political class) to combat corruption, waste, and political favoritism. The Bloc found it necessary to rehash the innumerable venues of government waste, many of which were mentioned in previous statements, along with warnings of how this waste and mismanagement is detrimental to the lives of citizens.
The National Bloc Party asserted that this latest measure of lowering public sector wages will not be useful as it will not have an impact on the productivity of the government. Additionally, it will impact the income of a majority of Lebanese citizens, leading to financial troubles, and making those citizens vulnerable to the political favoritism structure of the parties/sects.
The Bloc stressed the importance of the government investing in its employees, explaining one basic solution to the dire economic situation, namely the restructuring of public administration as follows: