Sunday, July 08, 2007

MM Lee : Singapore In Golden Period!

I felt a bit down yesterday after reading about how 22 evil doers tried to undermine Singapore in 1987 as part of a Marxist conspiracy. Luckily, they were foiled by the ISD and Singapore was rescued from destruction.


Today's Straits Times is more uplifting. MM Lee tells us we are in a Golden Period. From my apartment I can see the numerous construction cranes building new condos that will take us to this Golden Period. Indeed the Golden Age is upon us. In 1984, Singapore aimed to have a Swiss standard of living. We must have leapfrogged the Swiss to enter this Golden Period, because I still haven't had a chance to use my fondue pot.


What does it take to get to this Golden Period? Among the many important things,.... night life, F1 racing and casinos.... these are the things our esteemed MM Lee says that will transform us. Wow so visionary. You might think that cities like Macau & KL has already been there and done that, but it will be different when it is done by an extraordinary government.

I truly believe Singapore is entering a Golden Period. All the signs are there, just look around. I'm not talking about the numerous Singaporeans who have dyed their hair gold in anticipation of this Golden Period or those that have dyed their hair platinium white in anticipation of the Platinium Period after that.

What I'm talking about is working into your golden years. Its official! CPF withdrawal age raised to 65...so guess what you will be doing in your Golden Years probably not be wasting time walking around in the park or looking after your grand children. Some of us will probably have productive golden years working for the company with Golden Arches that is if no one invents a robotic cleaner by then.

At the rate we are minting millionaires and 'sleepers' our income gap our Gini Index will be hitting the golden ratio of 0.618 from our current 0.51. With the price of food, housing and medical care increasing, someone suggested I keep my savings in gold because cash might be eroded by the rising inflation we are seeing these days.

I'm glad our MM Lee has yet again reminded us how lucky to have such an extraordinary leadership that has led us to this golden period....our leaders are worth their weight in gold.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

single digit growth rate is golden age, how about double digit growth rate in the past?

I believe what he meant was golden age in term of the ministerial pay, not the economy

zhixiang8787 said...

my 2 terrapins are laying golden eggs!!

Anonymous said...

The old bugger is delusional so is everyone who reads the 154th.

Anonymous said...

Better not kill the goose that lays the golden eggs or the Golden Age will dissipate.........

Anonymous said...

gosh, i better sell off all my stocks quickly given that the old fossil usually get it 180 degrees right....

Anonymous said...

To the poor killing the goose that lay the golden eggs does't matter one bit to them. Only certain categories of people have the benefit of the golden eggs.

Anonymous said...

I love your take on this.... very funny, and yet so true. I hope someone from our esteemed govt is reading this. Not just that, but taking serious note about it... and instead of finding an angle where they can sue someone silly, they actually address the issues which are raised. Keep up the excellent commentaries!

Anonymous said...

If it is truly going to be golden future, it is golden only for Singapore Inc,
NOT for Singapore's ordinary people.

MM's words are like saying Egypt was in its golden era during the time of Ramses II when great pyramids were built. Did the people who actually build them get to enjoy pyramid facilities? No, most were worked to death. Only the elites get to 'use' the pyramids.

The non-elites in Singapore will be the slaves to carry the elites by paying higher taxes disguised as various forms of hikes, while the rich have their income taxes slashed in the name of a more competitive Singapore Inc so it can build more amazing 'pyramids'.

Anonymous said...

Can somebody tell me what Singaporean government has done to make Singapore into a golden age? i need to complete a History assignment.

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Anonymous said...

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