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redbean



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ministerial statements for discussion
Minister Masagos: Singaporeans become very wealthy in record time.
Minister Ong Ye Kung: The poor should help themselves.
I happen to see the above two statements in thestatestimesreview and find them very interesting as they would draw a lot of views from Singaporeans. Let me start with Masagoes. Which group of Singaporeans was he referring to that became very wealthy in record time. Not me of course, and not many Singaporeans that I know.
And in the article he asked those Singaporeans who got very rich to contribute to charity. I like that. Now those Singaporeans that got very wealthy and very fast, please be charitable, don’t be shy, just contribute some of your riches to help the needy Singaporeans. I like his targeted approach instead of those charity shows where they expect the poor working class Singaporeans to dig deep into their empty pockets to donate. How about Masagoes and his very rich millionaire ministers start the ball rolling?
And Ong Ye Kung’s comment that the poor should help themselves. I fully agree, if only the poor could write their own pay cheques to help themselves with OPM. Instead, their CPF savings are helped ‘to help themselves’ into buying insurance schemes that they did not ask for, maybe no need for, and they could not help themselves to say no. And some are still trying to help themselves with more of the poor Singaporeans’ CPF savings ‘to help’ the poor Singaporeans to help themselves until they don’t have enough for retirement.
Some may interpret this help themselves as asking the poor to work harder. I believe many are working very hard, to be taxi drivers, security guards and cleaners. But in such professions, no matter how hard they try, they are unlikely to make enough to pay for the high cost of living here.
Like that how ah?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budget debate or talking for the sake of talking?

The Budget debate in Parliament just came to a close. As usual, some millionaires that were pricked by theirconscience tried to speak out for the poorer Singaporeans, asking the govt to spend more to make their lives a bit more bearable. But on the other side, some rich millionaires would parrot the perpetual position, cannot anyhow draw down on the reserves, wait reserves not enough big big trouble. Must protect the reserves to make sure got enough, and must keep on building more reserves.

Anyone see anything wrong with such statements by the cockeyed cocks in Parliament? It is easy to crow about these motherhood statements. Whatweis the point when the cocks are blind? Do the cocks know what they were crowing about? Do they know how much is the reserves? How many of you think the cocks know how much is in the reserves, or maybe they know the reserves is quite empty or nearly empty?

Does anyone know how much money is there in the reserves? Does the President know how much is in the reserves? I think we all know that President Ong Teng Cheong did not know. Does President Halimah know? As for her predecessors, did they bother to want to know?

Now, if the President is unlikely to know, do the ministers or cock MPs know? I bet they did not know. How many agree or disagree with me on this?

Ok, if one does not know how much is in the reserves, how could one be talking about drawing down too much or whether there is enough or not enough in the reserves? Maybe the reserves is already empty. Or maybe the reserves is so huge that it could last forever! The point I am making is that if one does not know, it is better to shut up and stop talking cock.

By the way, how much of our reserves is needed for it to be enough? Is there a definition or a formula. or is it just gasak butak, don't need to know what is enough, just keep adding and adding and adding, never enough? Just what is wrong with collecting more money, what is wrong with keep on adding more to the reserves? Saying this cannot be wrong, like holding the people's CPF on the allegation that they would spent all on Batam trips.

Listen already cannot tahan. Like shadow boxing. How much is really there in he reserves, how much is enough?
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