my cpf money is my money
so many amendments have been passed in parliament authorising the govt to do anything they want with the people's money in the cpf. these monies are the hard earned monies of the people, their own money. why is it that the people allowed the govt to dictate how and when the money will be returned to them? why is it that the people are so quiet when their hard earned money are legislated away, beyond their reach? other than being the govt and being able to legislate laws, is there any sound basis or justification for the govt to keep the people's money at will? the claim that all these are done to protect the people and provide for old age is not a good reason to lock up the people's money. if such a basis is deemed good enough to justify the current cpf rulings to retain the people's money, then the same reasoning will be good enough to justify keeping the people's money to 100 years, 120 years, and the minimum sum can be increased to any amount that the govt claimed to be necessary. technically, many people may not live to see or use their hard earned monies. or realistically, a certain percentage of the people will definitely die before touching their cpf monies.