Today's Straits Times has pages and pages of smiling poor people. They are smiling because our PAP govt with its capitalist head and socialist heart has not forgotten them in this year's budget. While the biggest change is the 2% GST hike and 2% corporate tax cut, the poor people of Singapore have not been forgotten. Today's Straits Times contains pages and pages of thankful, grateful people expressing appreciation for kindness shown by the PAP govt.
Here are a few examples appreciation shown by these poor folks:
"Its great that I have more money to spend. I'll use it first to pay for the $9000 I owe in rental arrears and $300 in utilities bill" - Jenny Ong who lives in rental public housing
"I'll use the money to pay my outstanding water bills of $170. The rest I'll try to save for my wife's medical bills" - Mr. N. Selvem.
See how appreciative these people are. They get to repay the govt now that they have more money to settle the debts they owe the govt... Singapore Power & HDB etc. Some of you cynics will say they owe so much because incomes remained stagnant while the PAP govt increased cost/fees relentlessly in the past decade. What the PAP is trying to do is motivate these people to work harder with price increases, Singapore cannot afford to have lazy people who refuse to work weekends and holidays to make ends meet. Of course the side effect of all these increases is record profits reported by govt owned corporations.
Singapore is lucky to have such a kind govt. Everytime it shows its kindness we know that we will have to work harder to repay them....it is only right that we do that.