"Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week's problem and forget about next year's challenges?" -PM Lee, 3 May 2006.
"You will never respect people you can bribe. and whose allegiance can be bought with money" -a wise man.
Oh please these people attend a WP rally and they think they know everything. They really have to watch more CNA and read the Straits Times for information. When I knocked off from work yesterday, I could feel a headache coming so I took a few of those blue pills to pre-emptively get rid of it. I decided to take a cab home ....
The cab driver had a real problem. First he asked me who I'm voting for. I said obvious what...no need to think, only the PAP can offer upgrading. The cab driver snapped back, saying "The PAP has no ideas for this elections. They are using our tax payers' money to do all this upgrading and it is really unfair to link it with votes". Ooi, what does he mean by no ideas?!
The PAP has plenty of good ideas for this elections:
1. Lift stopping at every floor. That is an example of an excellent idea, nobody could have thought of it except the PAP. They (HDB) certainly didn' think of it when they build these flats for a period 30 years they build flats that don't stop at every floor. It is an idea that so hard to conceive it took 3 decades. See how smart the PAP is to think of it.
2. Covered walkways from bus stop. This is again a very smart idea. If there is no walkway people will get wet during the rain, the PAP has realised that it unpleasant to get wet. You must really give credit to the PAP for thinking of this, many of their MPs are rich so they don't take the bus, it is even more difficult for them to think of this idea. ...you really have to hand it to them.
3. Cleaning of void decks. After a few people wrote to the Straits Times complaining that their place have not been cleaned for 5 years, a team of PAP candidates went on the fours to clean a void deck. See the dedication, all these people have maids to clean their floor yet they make the effort to clean a void deck, they may look clueless at first, but managed to clean it anyway.
4. Ideas for estate renewal. I really like the fountain sculpture they say they will put up near my flat. I keep thinking it will be the single most important issue for me when I walk into the polling station whether I want that fountain or not. I'm sure many aunties and uncles living around me thinks the same way. Imagine every evening when the fountain is built, I can go there after dinner to watch it, ...how nice, in a few years time I'll feel so proud and smart to have voted for it. The flow of water and soothing lights will make me feel so happy. Estate renewal will bring happiness to so many Singaporeans, and Singaporeans so feel so privileged they get to vote for it.
With these 4 ideas I countered the tsxi driver's comments that the PAP has no ideas. The taxi driver was not happy to lose the argument, like many opposition supporters he is unable to appreciate the importance of his vote. He countered that it is disgusting that the PAP use upgrading as a threat to force people to vote for them besides upgrading uses tax payer's money. I told him straight most Singaporeans don't find it disgusting, we all feel so lucky to be voting for what we want. I told him not to be stupid, the higher the vote for his GRC, the higher on the priority list for upgrading, most Singaporeans who can will definitely vote to be higher on the priority list. The taxi driver snap back saying this is equivalent to vote buying and money politics, it obscures other issues like cost of living, and medical care etc. At this point I took down his taxi license plate number and his name. I think I have a case for filing a complain.
Your vote is important. Always remember what your vote means and the power it has. Vote wisely Singaporeans on Saturday.