The first point, Obama felt that ‘many Americans feel frightened and shut out of a political and economic system they view as rigged against their interests.’ How can the American political and economic system be rigged against the Americans? I only know that the American stock market system is highly rigged and they knew but not doing anything, allowing the cheats to cheat the innocent investors with their super computers. It is a crime that many silly countries are copying without thinking of the consequences. As for political and economic system, the Americans need to look no further. Come to Singapore and learn from our unrigged, fully transparent and fair system. Obama also called for an end to gerrymandering. This one he can also learn from Singapore, definitely no gerrymandering here. Then the American system will become fairer and more transparent.
Losing jobs and continuous training are also affecting the Americans. Obama also told the Americans that they must retool and retrain but ‘they shouldn’t lose what they’ve already worked so hard to build in the process.’ This one I am not too sure if the Americans should learn from us with our many good lifelong training systems and SkillsFuture stats board helping the people to be retrained to be taxi drivers and security guards and many well paying jobs. I pass on this one.
Oh, one thing the American system is different from Singapore, they have unemployment payments which we don’t have. This one maybe we have to learn from the Americans. Obama also wanted to raise minimum wage and strict immigration laws. Yes, the Americans should have more lax immigration policies like Singapore and let in more immigrants for more growth. No wonder their economy is not growing. Donald Trump would disagree and I can understand him.
Obama also advised the Americans to get more involved in politics. This one is the same as us. We also want our Singaporeans to get more involved in politics of the right kind, not the Hong Lim Park kind or the opposition kind. We need to vote and support a one party system, a ownself checks ownself system, the best kind of political system in the world that brought us from 3rd world to 1st World. The proof is in the pudding. We have proven that this system of one party ownself checks ownself works very well.
The Americans must come more often to learn from Singapore even if the Oracle is no longer around. We have many super talents that are paid in many millions not for nothing. They are really super talented and can offer the American presidents many good advices. It is a wisdom to learn from people earning more money than you. Talent and wisdom are measured by the money one commands and earns.