Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama is not fit to lead!!!

I'm so surprise that he is gaining so much support from American voters. This Barak Obama feller is not even qualified enough to be Singapore's President - a presidential candidate in Singapore is required to have had experience as the chairman or CEO of a statutory board, or of a company with a paid-up capital of at least $100 million. Obama would have been disqualified in Singapore yet Americans are considering for leadership of a country 100 times our size.
Americans should learn from Singapore and have a preselection process for their presidential candidates based on a set of stringent criteria so that unqualified people can be weeded out and not waste the time of voters. Better still make the criteria so stringent that only one person can qualify and do away with the election process altogether...that would really save alot of time.
This Obama guy is just a 2 term rookie senator who has not undergone rigorous grooming to ensure that he fits into the political establishment. He is not only threatening to change America, he is threatening to change the world. Lets look at what changes Obama is aiming for (most of the text is taken from his campaign website and you have my comments in red:

1. Labor.
Ensure Freedom to Unionize: Obama believes that workers should have the freedom to choose whether to join a union without harassment or intimidation from their employers. Obama cosponsored and is strong advocate for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bipartisan effort to assure that workers can exercise their right to organize. He will continue to fight for EFCA's passage and sign it into law.

Protect Striking Workers: Obama supports the right of workers to bargain collectively and strike if necessary. He will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers, so workers can stand up for themselves without worrying about losing their livelihoods.

[Oh this Obama guy really has alot to learn from Singapore! We (in Singapore) all know the main role of unions is to persuade workers to accept collective wage cuts during recessions and to moderate their demands when times are good.]

2. Tackling Poverty. Obama will raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing.

[Minimum wage is an idea repeatedly rejected by our esteemed leadership. Having no minimum wage allows a govt to boast that it has created numerous jobs that does not pay enough for basic living and to berate its citizens for being fussy when they reject these jobs. Come on.... people who cannot make a decent living because there are thousands imported from Bangladesh willing to do their jobs cheaper should be taught to accept inevitable fate instead of trying to raise a family on their low salaries.]

3. Shine Light on Earmarks and Pork Barrel Spending: Obama's Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate.

[I hope that Mr. Obama understands that spending our national estate upgrading budget selectively on constituencies based on political support does not amount to pork barrel politics. It serves to educate voters on the importance of their votes.]

4. Open Up Government to its Citizens. Making government data available online in universally accessible formats to allow citizens to make use of that data to comment, derive value, and take action in their own communities.

[I think Obama has alot to learn when it comes to dealing with govt information. Singapore as gone on the other direction by use of the OSA (Official Secret Act) to prevent govt data from ever getting to the hands of the citizens. Singapore has no Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)which means you can only get data that the govt chooses to release to you..... data that will help you understand that your govt is doing a great job and that you should be grateful for their leadership. All other forms of data is considered harmful, confidential and against national interest. All you need to know is how great your govt is.]

Looks like Barak Obama has alot to learn about leadership, good governance and integrity from Singapore leaders. His lack of grooming really shows up in his desire to bring drastic change to his country. Singapore leaders carefully selected and groomed for the job knows the importance of promoting harmony and acceptance rather than change. They harmonise the goals of the power elite with the amount of hardship ordinary Singaporeans can be made to endure to perpetuate a system they have created to give themselves the highest remuneration in the world. Singaporeans are lucky to have good leaders.


Anonymous said...

Obama hails from Illinois.
Last year, this state offered a generous rebate on utility bill to every household in Illinois for the increase in oil-prices, inflation. I received a 100USD check in my mail for that, and other subsidiary incentives.

Singaporeans, did you get a rebate last year from the government when the inflation has gotten crazy?
Or did you get something else (in opposite) ?

Anonymous said...

no wonder MM Lee dont like if democrats get into power...people will start comparing..

Anonymous said...

what does the president of singapore do apart from cutting ribbons and collecting $10million dollars?

let's not judge situation at face value, i don't know what obama can or can't do but once in a long while comes a maverick...jfk was young, inexperienced and possibly a womaniser, but he was instrumental in furthering social changes in america...bush was a 2 term governor of texas, 25 million people, but see what he has brought america to..path of destruction....

Anonymous said...

Spot on! Obama is not good for singapore. Clinton\Bush .. dynasties we understand. Obama is an unknown. unpredictable. Better the devil u know.

-Unions are destructive.
-Tackling poverty as generations of leaders have found is mission impossible.
-Uncontrolled Freedom of information only brings discontent to an unthinking mob more interested in soundbites and maybe the latest on the Edison scandal.

The best solution is indeed to import rich PRs(indon, russia or mars .. who cares) to dilute the poor. Only when that is achieved, we can do away with inefficient policies like means-testing(class A for every1) and CPF Life (top ups and other growth dividends) and ERP (chauffeured luxury cars only).


Anonymous said...


Btw, what makes you think your paltry opinion means anything to the American voters, Barack Obama or even the world in general?

onlooker said...

Yes I agree at least in Singapore.
He actually passed more bills and get more sponsor for his bills than Hillary in the two year he is in the senate, our LKY favourite<,than veteran Hillary(6 year) and McCain(not voting for 585 anti corp bills what ever.) combined. so much experience in The art of "Wayang"
Everyone know that to "lead" in Singapore you must wayang and pretend that all the ground work done and thought off are coordinated by the great leader or his descendent .
If Obama is here, he will be stonewalled like Mr Ong TC who have the audacity to ask about the whereabout of the CPF funds.
WE all must have the current one not Devan but one who does not ask awkward questions.
Even worst He is accused of plagiarizing his message,but not Hillary. She never "borrow" quotes from John Edwards and her husband Bill.
The thing here is creative borrowing and TAKING CREDITs for other people works like some FT here.

Anonymous said...

Because of their inferior genes, they are paid lesser compared to our elite

yamizi said...

Barak cannot possibly reveal FBI, CIA or the latest military technology's data right?

He must be kidding or what.

Anonymous said...

the black dude knows( the way) to build a community of people who are connected for a common good. whether he can pull it off or not, that's another story.

his former glory dreamed his own death. hopefully, he is good for his words and may heavens hands be on him because unlike here..

...they are destroying support from the ground. do they get it?

i don't think so.

Anonymous said...

yeah, because the singapore system where your last name has to be Lee and there is only one political party is just great. give me a break!

what does having run a $100m corporation have to do with running a country? running a country requires many more soft skills and diplomacy than the "dictatorship" of being the CEO requires.

oh wait, perhaps that's why its a requirement to be a CEO in Singapore? :)

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