Friday, December 15, 2006

Singaporeans - You are first AGAIN!!!

Don't worry I'm still alive despite the unusual number of sudden deaths that struck Singapore, I was so lucky not to be one of them. Unfortunately, my computer had a sudden death, the great tragedy is I've lost all my treasure trove of classic Straits Times articles on my harddisk.

My computer is now back up and my mind is once again filled with great achievements of the PAP to blog about. The first thing that comes to mind is that the PAP has finally decided that Singaporeans come first. Yes after more than a decade of friendly policy towards foreigners, the PAP has decided that Singaporeans come first. Not too bad considering they took 30 years to realise that the "stop at 2 policy" wasn't correct and that was why we needed to bring in the foreigners to make up for the population shortfall in the first place. I can see clear now why the PAP calls itself an efficient first world govt, they react to problems speedily and all they do is to take care of Singaporeans' interest first. That is why they deserve their million$ salaries.

The PAP's policy to bring foreign talents is no a small achievement. In the past 14 years they expanded the population by 70% (from 2.7M to 4.5M). When the population was 3M, many people thought that Singapore is too crowded and our nation's resources will be strained. You have greatly underestimated the PAP!!! The PAP is able to shrink 5-room flat sizes by 30% and sell it to you for the same price, they can squeeze more people into our public transport system (and call the the citizen sardines whiners for complaining) and put more cars on the road( and more ERPs at the same time!). In 1990, I could walk into any polyclinic and get my tooth done. A few months ago, I broke my tooth and called the polyclinic, they told me the earliest appointment is 2 weeks....(but my tooth was bleeding, ...sorry fully booked..she said). Singapore is now the 2nd most crowded nation in the world afterMonaco, the millionaire enclave.

All this expansion is not for the good of the PAP govt and their business interests that enjoyed the unintended benefits of such a rapid population, it is done for the good of Singaporeans. The purpose of all this to add "more rats to our rat race", so that we feel more motivated to work harder. The PAP is highly concerned that without increasing the population, our property prices would become stagnant and Singaporeans would be able to pay for them in less than the normal 2 decades allowing them to save up for retirement....that would cause them to become lazy and they will have no motivation to work until age 80.

In 1990s MIT economist Paul Krugman wrote that the Singapore economic miracle is one-off, due mainly to a low base and rising inputs such as foreign capital and rising education. As the population size can only grow at a certain limited rate, our GDP growth will regress to the norm. But Krugman was wrong because he underestimated the PAP govt. He never imagined that any govt would ever import people just to keep its GDP growing. Yes, the PAP is no ordinary govt and our population expansion is no ordinary feat.

As I got into the sardine-packed feeder to my workplace yesterday, I realised why Singaporeans are having so few kids. Anyone pregnant going into one of these buses wouldn't be able to breathe. Don't worry Singaporeans, the PAP govt don't really need you to reproduce yourself, they can get better people by giving out scholarships to foreigners in Vietnam, China and India etc......you can sit back relax and let other countries supply our next generation. See how lucky you are to be a Singaporean.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

hehehe - now the employers of the foreign maids will probably have to pay for their medical compulsory insurance. Will the govt use the maid levy to pay the insurance? Does gold drop from the sky. Add GST to that and what do you get?

Wanderer said...

This is why we are so lucky to be uniquely unique that no other govt in the world can emulate the success of the MIW. The MIW only implement policies for the common good of us peasants and that why they are free to do whatever they deem fit. Anyone who tried to emulate the MIW way of running a nation would either end up ganna kicked by a coup, incur the wrath of peasant fury or land themselves into some other hot soup.

Anonymous said...

I've got 3 words: welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Take your blue pill so that you believe there is change - Singaporeans are first. If you choose not to believe, take your red pill.

Anonymous said...

YES! Singaporeans 1st. Always!

I dun understand why the PM is talking about the obvious.

We are always the 1st to serve NS, reservist, pay income tax, GST, high HDB prices, high medical cost. The first 1st world country whose citizens to retire above 60.

All the FT will be unfortunate not to enjoy these 1st when they return to their country, after they have earned enough

Anonymous said...

Singaporeans die first?

Otherwise, how to replace them with talented foreigners ...

I sense something very sinister coming.

Maybe, this is the sequel to the "get out of my elite, uncaring face" idea.

Anonymous said...

The PAP only pretend to "singapore 1st". Actually, Singaporeans are like sponge to them, squeeze, squeeze, squeeze until no more juice then the PAP is happy.

Anonymous said...

singaporeans first policy is to encourage PR people to take up citzenship status....

The class divide between PRs and True Singaporeans will get smaller and not wider as before.

Hoping these "grateful" PRs will support MIW in the long run and let MIW dominate the political scene for another decade.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who seriously thinks Singaporeans come first is somewhere on cloud 9, not in the Singapore I know...

And, if any PAP minister thinks that our new citizens puts Singapore first, is also kidding himself.

I've seen with my very own eyes how self-centred these "wonderful" foreign talents, now PRs and Citizens, are. These folks will run at the drop of a hat once we have nothing for them.

We're the suckers at the end of this economic miracle. By 'we', I mean the average Singaporean, not the million-dollar ministers, of course.

Sad...

Anonymous said...

The garmen people are singaporeans so they come first is it?

freemason said...

WE are the true ELITE of S'pore...E.veryday L.iving I.s T.oo E.xpensive

candice said...

to the first anonymous: first of all, why is compulsory medical insurance for maids such a huge issue to you? if someone can afford to hire maids, they can definitely afford to pay for insurance. and you are hiring a person to do a job. if other jobs offer health insurance to its employees, why shouldn't domestic helpers have the same benefits?

and the other anonymous: singapore is not the first to serve NS. other countries such as norway, taiwan have compulsory conscription as well. and for those who believe medical costs are high in singapore, they can try living somewhere else. let's say the US. medical insurance is ridiculously overpriced and without medical insurance, medical costs are sky high, where a vist to a dentist will cost US$100 at least. and will not be subsidised like our polyclinics are.