Sunday, May 1, 2011

Election 2011

Election 2011



my second election....missed the first one... was away on a diving trip with chunyang and yuan they all.... think all of them had reinstate to be a voter liao... but me being me la.... had not done it yet...yes, close to 5 years liao and have not bothered to reinstate as a voter.... wahahaha....maybe because i was too confident that PAP will always definitely win.... a typical bochap citizen who is taking everything for granted...



either i have been a 井底之蛙 in the previous election or is this election more captivating, more drama-mama??? or is it because of facebook that information & news & videos are more easily available.... i m surprised that there are so many friends who are so in favour of the opposition.... these are people who went through the heavily subsidised singapore education system crafted out by the govt (PAP in majority), have stable paying jobs, some working in foreign companies (PAP was to one who allow them in), has a roof over their heads (living in HDB which the PAP plans and built), owns a car or can afford to take public transport (which the PAP planned and built) and reach their work place in time, can afford to dine out at restaurant (foreign restaurants) , buy branded stuff (from foreign companies), go on holiday yet they are super unhappy about our government .... are they really not being looked after by the PAP???



cannot tell leh.... guess they must have hide it well then, they are in actual fact very 可怜 and are being 欺压 by the PAP, they are forced to eat in foreign restaurants although prices are rising and they cant afford it... they are forced to own a car despite the ERP and the high COE .... they are forced to own a flat when they actually prefer to rent...they are forced to buy foreign products although they hate it that foreigners are allowed in to open companies and shops...



As i m 'forced' to listen and read the many many rally talks and comments and election related posts that has been hoarding facebook and the newspapers... i realised that this election is indeed baised.... the voters are biased against the PAP....



my take on some of the things the opposition had said/asked:


1) "has salary increase over the last 5 years?"

- of cos la...my starting pay was a pathetic $1500 during the SARS period lo.... he asked this question, does it mean that his salary has not increase in the last 5 years??? poor thing leh....






2) "reduce the GST by 5%"


- how is that possible??? especially when the personal income tax has just be reduced by nearly half.... money dun dropped from the sky to finance the street lights, police force, army, teachers etc etc lo.... and i really doubt the opposition has that much power to make this decision too....


and do they know that goods and service tax is one of the best tools to redistribute income from the rich to the poor...think they should start studying economic before they say to reduce GST to help the poor....cos it dosen work that way.... the higher income who buys more expensive items and buys more things are the one who are actually contributing the bulk of the GST that the govt is collecting, in fact 75% of all GST collected came from the high income...


then the govt uses this to give the lower income more 'u save, i save, u grow, i grow' package which people also complain about....think there should be an opt out policy for this package so that those who thinks that it's a carrot can dun take it one lo.....


3) "opposition are not here to take over the govt, they are jus here to keep the govt in check"


- to me is, these opposition knows that they are not as good as the PAP, they know that they cannot replace the PAP that's y they dun even dare to take over the PAP....and since they know that they are not as good as the PAP then who are they to keep them in check??? .... a fake good manufacturer to do quality check on branded good manufacturer??? hmmm.... 真的好不知量力哦....



4) all citizen pay tax so why are those who are in the opposition ward deprived of the usual upgrading etc...


- u still get street lights, police aid, army aid and teachers in your ward, u also get the growth package ah.... so the only payoff for voting for the opposition is the outlook of your estate which i think is really not that lugi lo... if voting for the opposition do not have any negative effects then why should PAP work so hard when all you do is to vote for people against them....



5) "it's ok to vote Mr George Yeo off as he will have a 后路 but not the opposition, the worker's party, particularly 刘程强, will lose everything if he does not get voted in"


- for a party that does not even have plan B for themselves, are you sure they even have a plan for singapore or a plan to help singapore out of the problems they have identified??? ....for a person who took such risks, will the policies he suggests in future put singaporeans at risk too??



6) regarding the poor and old people issue, i think singapore govt is doing a fantastic job for a whole lot of reasons.... one, if it gives out welfare too easily, it will encourage ppl not to save when they are young thinking that the govt will look after them when they are old....in this way, the young will have to pay more tax.....two, some of these old people really deserve to be only given $200 a month by CDC and that is that...


i know of an old chap... 62 years old this year... physically abused his wife 25 years ago till his wife left him with his only child.... and in that 25 years, he refused to provide anything for his child, spent every single cent he earned, didnt look after his health with all the smoking and drinking and womanising and now wants to claim maintenance from his 'long lost child'....the court dismay the case against him....


does this old man deserve a good old age life??? i really dont think so.... if yes, then wun alot of men just create kids, dun provide for them, then still able to have the kids or the govt to give him a good life when he's old....


the point is, the govt did set up agencies to look into each and every case that has been reported or made know... they dun want people to exploit the funds (which are tax payers' money) and for the truely needy, they do give a bare minimum so that that person can continue living...not in luxury cos most of them really do not deserve it....



7) "our ministers' pay are way too high"


- i dun disagree... but they do cut their own pay when times are bad... is really 风雨同舟,共创未来 and they justified their pay by indeed making singapore one of the top country that has the least corruption...



8) "we have alot of reserve, it's okay to reduce/dig into / put less into the reserve or sinking funds"


- it's not okay.... it's because of all these reserve that's y singapore can sail out of the most recent recession so quickly... one really wun know why is the next SARS, next H1N1 or next world financial crisis....it's always good to have reserve, the more the merrier...just that it's always good to have savings, the more the better.... =)



9) "to draw out CPF earlier"


- for what??? to be cheated off by their offsprings??? there's like so many so many news report of old naive people who got cheated out of their CPF withdrawal and then dumped in the old folks home by unfilial kids.... read up more on CPF life policy... they are trying to reduce the risk of old people being cheated by giving them monthly payout till they die.... the amount of payout will depend on how much they have in their account too... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


A part of me wishes that PAP will lose....better still, let the opposition runs the country for the next 5 years... then maybe these people will appreciate what the PAP has done for us over all these years...and maybe then will they know how difficult it is to bring the country forward yet look after each and every aspect.... cos i really dun think the opposition can do a better job than PAP...


and look at the opposition party la...look at each of their faces.... i m so use of seeing MM Lee's, SM Goh's, PM Lee's, Mr George Yeo's intellectual, friendly yet firm and serious face that i really cannot imagine putting anyone from the opposition party on the international stage to represent singapore ... look at their cocky faces.... listening to them at the rally really make me think that they sound like those old taxi drivers (yes, including Nicole Seah) who are just damn good at making snide remarks and who are just unhappy with anything and everything that the govt has done and anything and everything that is happening to them.... such poor souls leh...always living in unhappiness....


to me.... PAP is like a 80% filled cup... the people who are critising PAP now are those that are focusing on the 20% emptiness....

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