Sunday, April 06, 2008

Inflation : Good govt comes to our aid!

I think that 50% increase in the price of rice within 2 months was the straw that broke the camel's back. It caused our govt to consider drastic actions to aid Singaporeans suffering from price inflation of necessities. I always knew when things got this bad, our govt will be there for us. Those of you who ever had any doubts about the govts' compassion, this time you have been proven wrong. Given the suffering Singaporeans have gone through in recent months, our govt has decided to help us by NOT increasing fees & charges temporarily. This is indeed drastic action on the part of our govt to help us - I cannot remember a time when the govt has held off fee hikes when it has the chance to do so. I heard some complaints from Singaporeans that the govt had actually gone too far with its earlier hikes resulting in billions in the budget surplus - the govt is actually doing nothing to help the people with a freeze when it should actually be rolling back the earlier hikes. My message to these Singaporeans is DON'T BE UNGRATEFUL OKAY! Don't they know how much work the govt has to undertake to implement those hikes and how much explanation the govt has to give to convince the population that it has no choice but to hike (especially the GST hike).,,,there will be mass confusion if the govt ever undo its hikes. As Straits Times has explained be should all view the budget surplus as a happy situation - you should be happy because your govt certainly is....

I hope Singaporeans remember this painful sacrifice on the part of our govt. When inflation is contained, please remember that the govt will have no choice but to catch up on those fee hikes.

3 comments:

yamizi said...

Lucky,

Think you had forgot to make the 'temporarily' in capital letters too.

=)

Anonymous said...

After inflation is contained, then comes the pain! It is a safe bet.

Anonymous said...

serious message for PAP - if you want to help - I think you should keep the price of the lowest grade of rice low, and do not allow NTUC to raise the price of this rice. It takes a lot of effort to remove the 'pride' of people to apply for comcare. Put this money aside to subsidise the price of rice - only the lowest grade. The richer who can afford can then continue eating their fragrant rice, but you will be help the poor. I hope this can help.