Sunday, January 8, 2012 Extracted from http://feedmetothefish.blogspot.com
Is a spade really a spade in PAP’s Singapore?
There is always an element of “you are getting a good deal” from PAP. Aren’t you lucky to have such altruistic politicians? That there is always a sacrifice on their part in anything that they do. They are always providing a ‘subsidy’ or a ‘discount’. They always project themselves as altruistic, incorruptible ‘sacrificial lambs’ serving the nation but not themselves. But the truth is a leopard would not change its spots nor a tiger its stripes! For PAP, the inborn notion to ‘buy and fix’, come hell or high water, is and will always be the name of the game!
After reading the report of “Salaries for A *Capable and Committed Government” by Gerard and his committee, I’m tickled pink with this point: [Link]
63 We have noted the feedback that Singaporeans expect their leaders to demonstrate the ethos of political service and sacrifice. Similar to the discount under the current benchmark, Ministerial salaries should not match private sector levels fully. There is no scientific method for striking a balance between paying competitive salaries and taking a discount to signify the political service ethos. It is a judgment call. On balance, we recommend applying a significant discount of 40% off the salaries of the group of people we intend to benchmark against. The formula, which will be used to determine the salary of a new Minister who enters service at the grade of MR4, is thus as follows:
60% of the median income of
the top 1,000 Singapore Citizen income earners
This ‘Judgement Call’ is a humbug. It is such a fraud! A shell game to pull wools over the eyes of innocent commoners. Why the committee has to put up such disgraceful proposition is beyond me. Pardon my forthrightness but if you think the MR4 deserves $1.1 million, just go with the flow. Don’t come up with the pathetic crap that they should earn more but have altruistically sacrificed 40% of what they should deserve. Such cheap self-glorification induces nausea!
They can come up with more ways to bankrupt Chee Soon Juan further and denigrate him as a ‘psycho’ or even a clown but any decent fair minded bloke would think that this article [Link] shows that the “40% DISCOUNT” is nothing but a fooking sham!
With thanks to Botak Siew Kum Hong, I’ve learned that the tricky self serving terms of reference was a nothing but a mee siam mai hum HUMBUG! [Link]
This crazy logic of ‘discount of ministers’ pay’ and ‘market subsidy of HDB flats’ is a joke gone too far!
The *”Please Release Me, Let Me Go”-to-my-rightful-Owner-at-55 CPF is a crime committed against those who cannot get by and get a job at 55!
The “Admin Fee of $3 plus’ for using one’s CPF Medisave to pay Polyclinics for chronic illness consultation and medicines is so fooking sinful that it makes loansharks appear better than angels! Yes, $3 is chicken feed to some but to others, it’s enough food to survive for a day!
No Sir, we are not ‘daft’! We have enough of the’ spurs stuck to our back’. We are sick and tired of being ‘fixed’ and though we do not have the millions that you have, you CANNOT buy us! Our worth and integrity is NOT FOR SALE!
*Capable and Committed Government that is responsible and accountable to:
- “Ponding” in Orchard Road and other parts of Singapore
- Mas Selamat jalan to JB
- Higher cost to public transportation that sucks big time
- Sucking commoners dry with expensive “affordable?” HDB pigeon holes
- Opening Gambling Dens aka Casinos in Sentosa and Marina Bay
Keep your subsidy, do away with your discount and please “Delay No More” (try reading out loud as it is in Cantonese) . . . STOP treating us like idiots. Sorry, we are not that daft after all!
If you wish to be paid and treated like God
You had better have the power of God
If Singapore is anything less than Shangri La
You can’t blame us for shaming and fooking you lah!
When in your job you slack
Don’t expect us to cut you some slack
For the obscene pay you get
What do you expect?