12/15/2007

Minister's pay hike

The huge 21% increase in minister's pay has received the expected criticism and condemption from many quarters, spoken and unspoken. It is very tempting for anyone to join the bandwagon and add in a few more vibes at the issue. Not many will be pleased about this earth shattering event except for the privilege few who can afford to retire after one year's of such income. Look at the bright side. I am sure all the good men and all their goodness will surely think that getting 21% pay hike on top a million dollar income is no small thing. And surely they too will want this goodness to be spread down to as many people as possible. And they will know that the people will go down on their knees and worship them if they could give everyone a 21% pay hike as well. It does not matter if one is getting only $210 pm increase on a $1000 income(or x15 = $3150 for a whole year) or a $210,000 increase on a $1m income. It will still look fair and just as the common factor is 21%. The people must have faith and look forward to a 21% increase coming their way as it is the only decent thing to do and expect. Just give it some time for the policy makers to get it done. The easiest and first people to receive such an increase, in my view, will be those on $290 pm public assistance scheme. It will not amount to more than another $60 increase or $720 a year. Let's wait for our Christmas present, maybe next year. It takes time to deliver.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can complain all you want, just accept the inevitable. It has been decided and it will be done.

Anonymous said...

The shameless doesn't care two hoots about our complaints. It's a case of I take what I want, you can object for all I care.

Some people talk about love and compassion for the poor, yet dismiss their hardship as whinning and at the same time enriching themselves like nobody's business.

I hope these people can sleep at night with a clear conscience.

Sick, sick, sick.

Anonymous said...

Ofcourse they can sleep soundly in their aircon room, on soft feather beds, soft music to wake them up in the morning, maids bringing their breakfasts, maids looking after children and getting them to their elite schools etc etc.

You poor bastards out there can remain poor for all they care. Someone have to be rich, so why not them??

Can't take it? then leave.

Matilah_Singapura said...

The State can do whatever it pleases for whatever the reason.

Why waste time whining? Why not go out and make money? Yes. private citizens have to make money to improve their financial well-being.

People on the state's payroll OTOH take money. The can, because they have The Power to write the laws and their own cheques.

But hey, lest we forget, it is The Sheeple who voted the PAP govt in and in doing so gave it The Power to do as it pleases.

Baaaaaa......

Anonymous said...

Matilah is right, you vote them in, you deserve what you get.

Stop whinging, just shut up and get on with it. Cannot take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

redbean said...

As the govt explains

The govt is trying to explain why it is necessary to go ahead to raise minister's salary. My view is that it is better that they don't explain at all. No one is going to agree or accept the govt's explanation. Just let it be.

And Chok Tong isn't the best person to explain such a sensitive issue. Saw him in the news last night. He was totally unconvincing. His body language told a story of unease that made the situation even worst.

They knew the political cost. So why bother to explain? Just do it.

redbean said...

and the sheeple are angry because the school bus raise the fee by $5 to $10 pm. this is the biggest joke!