Before you embark on that arduous journey to get that engineering degree or Phd, you will probably reconsider if you read the Straits Times exclusive on what our top hawkers earn per month. I know some of you are still digesting the fact that Lucky Tan has made it to the millionaire club but those top hawkers really put me to shame when it comes to making money.
If hawkers can make $100K a month because they are good at frying noodles what is the big deal if we pay our ministers a few million dollars a year. Now if you don't like our ministers being benchmarked against top professionals, no problem we can benchmark them against our top hawkers and you will find their pay hike totally reasonable.
Some of you cynics will say that the article aims to make our ministers' pay hike more palatable to the public but I think they did it to encourage more people to become hawkers. Hawkers have to be paid well because there will be widespread hunger without them because most Singaporeans don't know how to cook. They have to be compensated for the painful sacrifice of becoming hawkers given some of them could have become doctors or lawyers. If our hawkers are not competent widespread food poison might occur. It is only right we our hawkers are well paid.