All the foul ups

More committees are being formed to come up with more recommendations to rectify the ‘foul ups’ by the govt. There are calls for slaying the inflation spectre which was happily reared to the size today as a good policy. The high prices of everything were seen as good and affordable. Now there were calls to do more to integrate locals and foreigners, as if the govt is not doing enough. Reach has formed a workgroup to look into the growing income gap and the rich poor divide as if the govt does not know. It also highlighted the ‘unequal balance of benefits and obligations between locals and foreigners, such as national service liability, in contrast with equal opportunities provided to Singaporeans and immigrants.’ There were several other recommendations on how to tackle the high cost of livings and how to help the low income group. All this sounds good and helpful. Look at it in another way, are they saying that the govt is not doing a good job and needs help from outside? Or are they thinking that the govt did not know what it is doing nor the effects of its policies? I believe that all the super talents involved in policy making knows exactly what they are doing and had thoroughly thought through all the processes before implementing them. In that case, what difference would such recommendations make or could make to all the good policies? I am sure the govt does not foul up in what it is doing. Everything has been carefully planned. Look, despite the high housing prices and medical fees, everything is still affordable and the people are happily paying for them and asking for more. Those who are buying definitely can afford them and expecting the prices to go higher. And looking at the long queues, it is obvious all is well. $150k medical bills are rare and need not be a worry. Do we need to set up more committees to make recommendations to the best talents in the govt to make the govt works better? My apologies, I am not sure whether the talents in these committees are lesser or better talents than those in govt. To be effective the talents in these committees must be better than those in govt. Otherwise it just does not make sense.


Anonymous said...

Me just like to tell You or any other Singaporean to exercise care and caution before suggesting anything. The reason is whatever that's suggested maybe make use of later as reason that causes discomfiture in our society.


always respect their authority and position, they are the ruler, landlord, master and commander. We must listen and obey them. THEY ARE CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE.


Matilah_Singapura said...

Futile, Expensive Solutions

Some famous words of Ronald Reagan:

[1] The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

[2] The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

[3] No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

[4] 'The Government" is not the solution; 'The Government' is the problem.

Add to that the trusim: 'The People Get The Government They Deserve', and...you get the picture.

Government can continue to cock up -- and you are forced to pay, because govt is a monopoly and can force you to pay. Govt loses money : tomorrow - business as usual - no one fired, no one sued, no one arrested. Virtually "no cost" to decision making, and virtually limitless resources.

In the private sector: limited resources, mistakes are expensive, enterprise loses money, individuals get fired, get sued and go to jail.

So, get used to more "cock ups" which you the silly voter (I don't vote anymore) gets to pay for!

Great system, huh?!?

Anonymous said...

We know they are going to do foul ups and cock ups and yet we are voting for a Government. Silly isn't it.

And here in red dot, they take democracy so seriously that Singaporeans are even compelled to vote. And whether you vote for them or not doesn't matter, because in the end they still win and you cannot say you did not vote for them and therefore it is not your fault that they are fouling and cocking up.

Losers will always be losers, whichever way you look at it.

Anonymous said...

We set up committees for this and committees for that. What about a committee to study and improve the Government? I guess not. That will undermine the assumption that the Government is never wrong.

People obey God, rulers, masters, commanders etc. People cannot tell those in authority how they want or should be treated. Or simple appear stupid with being stupid.

Anonymous said...


'Or simply appear stupid without being stupid'

Anon 11.26