新加坡民主党的生活成本政策倡议

环顾新加坡众多政党,在选举前,都不见任何政党提出政策倡议。抱着开放的心态,我研究一下新加坡民主党的主张。

过去五年以来,新加坡一直是全球生活指数最高昂的地方,就此,民主党在今年三月,提出十点蓝图去减低生活成本。尽管李显龙总理及其团队,在上届大选不断地安抚国民,但生活成本仍然上涨,让政府在过去三年从中获得近200亿的盈余。

减低生活成本十点蓝图中,大都不是新构想。新加坡民主党秘书长徐顺全博士,其实早在2015年大选已经提出。有些国民会质疑为何这些政策并没有执行,有指,这归咎于新加坡民主党在国会内并没议席,以致难以推动改变,结果新加坡的生活成本持续上扬,难以逆转。

一如所料,主流媒体甚少跟进报导此议题。就如网上的其他话题,较关心的意见大致分两派:亲人民行动党的,及亲反对党的。本文仅聚焦分析反对蓝图倡议观点,并逐点回应。

例如,减低生活成本十点蓝图中一项是,削减内阁部长的薪资,节省下来的将用作为贫苦大众提供经济援助。有评论担心,削减部长的薪资后,会影响政府效率。

上述评论假定了,我国管治人才就只能靠钱一个要素去推动。显然,这并不是事实。实际上,很多有能之士更不屑于现时着重利用薪酬去吸引、激励的做法。反之,他们更认为现时制度,只能吸引到一些为利是图、却欠缺其他优秀领袖要素(如同情心)的人进入政府。

此外,亦如前公务员首长严崇涛所言,丰厚的薪酬抑制了内阁官员质疑现有政策中的漏洞,会因此而变得「唯党是从」,并享受荣华富贵。

明确来说,新加坡民主党所提出的减薪,最后合计,还是跟相近经济体领袖的薪金看齐,削减后的薪酬,仍然非常可观。

另一项新加坡民主党建议的是,豁免日常用品的销售税销售税,同时间,增加对奢侈品的课税。部分评论显然并不知悉世界各国亦奉行类似政策,而且在推行上亦不困难。

最低工资亦是另一个问题。有评论指,出由于最低工资只保障外地劳工,其实不然,仍然有很大部份的国民未能获得足以支付生活所需的薪资。

新加坡民主党亦提出,恢复对高价豪宅(价值2000万新币及以上)征收遗产税。 一些评论说,既然政府已就收入征税,对住宅征收遗产税将是双重征税。

可是,遗产税转移所得是,并不会计算作需课税收入。换句话说, 消除继承遗产税(不是工作)只会令少数已经非常富裕的人得益。

有些网上评论认为,组屋减价格会令国民投资贬值。然而,他们却并没谈及的是,基于现有的99年租约期限的前题下,组屋已经持续贬值。早于今年四月,新加坡民主党已在房屋政策中,解释主张政府可以归还一部份的收益,到那些已经支付了巨额置产费的国民公积金储蓄户口里,成为他们的退休资金。

总括而言,新加坡民主党所提出的10项计划获得不少赞许,,但国民讨论参与度必须提高。有说,相关的讨论需要更真正广泛、开放及公平平台,让国民表达意见。

新加坡民主党所提出的十项政策令人钦佩,我希望借此可以开展一个公民社会的讨论空间,让国民可以讨论他们所需要的改变,和为现有的社会问题寻求解决方法。

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刘文平 (Robin Low)
刘文平(Robin Low)是一位参与培训、研究和社区服务咨询公司的国际企业家,。作为Relief 2.0(relief20.com)的联合创始人,刘文平跟联合国的各个组织合作,与叙利亚难民、罗辛亚族人及其他社区配合,使他们能够通过如ImpactMigrant等平台解决问题。刘文平最近入了新加坡民主党(SDP)。

 

 

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  • SG vs HK:

    Why are Singaporeans covering their own mouths but HK people dare to protest?

    This problem if cannot be cured will mean Singaporeans will never be able to vote them out.

    Is China trying to make the laws such that hk people can become as submissive as the sunkens?

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  • oxygen:

    THE PRESUMPTION OF HIGH PAY EQUATES TO HIGH PERFORMANCE is like a rabbit dancing in the wind – if it can be done – fluffy, sexily adorable and much to be hold up in admiration.

    IT IS A FIACKING LIE!!

    Why?

    GFC proved the fat cats and dogs on Wall Street are all useless in the real test. Those sacked are unemployable in the profession or even in self-employment in same field – tainted reputation of proven incompetence.

    GE picked Jeffrey Inmelt to succeed the legendary J.Welch junior – a complete disaster. GE share price collapsed for 2 decades and GE shareholders crying to their graves.Since Inmelt departure, how many CEOs have GE swept out the back door in less than a year?

    High pay only guarantee “in-breeding” of political correctness in the corporate world at least.

    GROUPTHINK IS A DISASTER IN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE. POFMA IS LIVING PROOF OF THAT. MFA says LEE-jiapore not pro-Khmer Rouge but PAST TENSE SAID we spent US$55 million in coverted military support aid. But POFMA can’t punch MFA to give it a back eye right?

    It must be exempted, correctly.

    BUT POFMA IS BAD LEGISLATION – it did a lot of damage to LEE-jiapore striving to be a global financial centre.

    THE LAW ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS IN MINLAW GOT IT ALL WRONG OF POFMA – FAILING OF ITS INTENT AND REALITY OUTCOME NOW SLAPPING THEM IN THE FACE in this Cambodia-Vietnam-MFA ignominy.

    HOW TO RESCIND THIS FAKE HYPOCRITICAL LEGISLATION NOW AFTER GROUPTHINK – when lawmakers should have fought in opposition to this dumb legislation?

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  • 柑林内(Gan Lin Nei):

    奈心的读完全文,只落得一头雾水!

    要提高生活水平,降低生活费用就靠部长减薪,抽遗产税,设定最低薪金,以新加坡人为先,。。。。

    这么间单?我也会呀!

    民主程序搞出来的东西,真是一虾不如一虾!

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  • RI Sarong Gang:

    According to the haven’t kick the buckets members of RI Sarong Gang (RISG), what really their old friend Woody meant by giving him n his Cabin Members multimillions a year, they would not corrupt is really with those multimillions, they would focus all their time to turn them into billions, trillions thereby have no time to worry the peanuts they might get from corruption like the not so well trained NKF helf baked roti prata. That as the RISG found out is what Mrs Woody meant by peanut. Regretably the over arrogant Moonly Bsh it Tank cannot keep his cools or perhaps not having good things on the claimed lists to meet the points accredited by the publicly despicable po of the harem n wikileaked by them that he has turn the no effort multimillions into billions or maybe trillions by using all his multimillions time to research with publicly paid experts n MCs he formed with daft SIN financial talents ND decorated free help, work n travelling often to see his banks across the globe incl Woody Loved Swiss.

    So Woody did not bluff his n Lees supporters but just that he forgets saying the rest a tactics emulated by Dental Association lately to aquitt their fellow man on that dentists r allowed to do all unnecessary extraction n charged to facilitate their multimillions dream which is not unacceptable. Only if deaths occur, the unnecessaries might become unacceptable if n only if no other people can be made to be blamed example the nurses in attendance forgot to ask the medical conditions. The protective web, also learnt from what LHY LWL know about compliancy.

    A primary student once asked is mutual protection n coverup part of what the professionals called professionalism? A teacher said only n only if the bootlicking virus attack the professionals or as the Chinese know well Public Officers Mutual Protection!

    Swiss means Swiss Bank Number Acct
    Not necessaries mean profits therefore not unacceptable.
    Career success can negative conflict of interest even if Minister wife becomes Chief
    Justice
    Separation of power n laws in democracy means empowering ministers to be prosecutor s n opening his own Court presided by him n himself alone
    ISA now wrapped as fake laws n extended to the muddy social political waters

    Wow Majulla SINgaPura! Mites r not mites. Docs n Dentists r financial entrepreneurs
    Politicians billionaires not corruptible relative to non politically endowed as their billions r corruptible.

    Wow this is SIN. How civilized n woderful, so acclaimed by the alien rapists n whom SIN should steal the jobs from if they want a jobs so urged by a political billionairs!

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  • oxygen:

    @ 柑林内(Gan Lin Nei):

    MATE, DO YOU TRUST ANYONE or GROUP your safety and well-being in all aspect whose sole pre-occupation in public office and power IS TOO BUSY AND IN A HURRY TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH, MORE POWER AND EVEN MORE WEALTH THEREON from a power-solidified position/s.

    ME THINKS YOUR BRAIN HAVE LONG STOPPED THINKING!!

    柑林内(Gan Lin Nei): 奈心的读完全文,只落得一头雾水!

    要提高生活水平,降低生活费用就靠部长减薪,抽遗产税,设定最低薪金,以新加坡人为先,。。。。

    这么间单?我也会呀!

    民主程序搞出来的东西,真是一虾不如一虾!

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  • TruBlu:

    sad to see CRITICAL THINKING among sgs reducing even as education level is increasing.

    guess the problem is not with thinking then but more so with self-centredness of sgs; as long as i am ok,who cares if the other guy get farked?

    even among family members,such self-centredness is growing?

    hongkongers have learnt their lessons and they know they have to stand united as hongkongers unlike singaporeans who can even take side with aliens as long as it benefit themselves?

    this is rampant in our workplaces.
    look at local managers and compare them to FT-managers.
    what do you notice?
    the local managers farking up fellow countrymen while FT-managers practise MEMBER-GET-MEMBER scheme???

    if you are a sg and a culprit,go fiack your selves!

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  • 陈大婶:

    這是肯定的, 每個人都會 。 每個人都會說,每個人都會做。

    柑林内(Gan Lin Nei):
    奈心的读完全文,只落得一头雾水!

    要提高生活水平,降低生活费用就靠部长减薪,抽遗产税,设定最低薪金,以新加坡人为先,。。。。

    这么间单?我也会呀!

    民主程序搞出来的东西,真是一虾不如一虾!

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  • 柑林内:

    你的头脑才是久已停止運作了!

    我们的领导都很能干,你说的那些都是乱盖的,你相信是因为你的头脑已停止運作了!

    oxygen:
    @ 柑林内(Gan Lin Nei):

    MATE, DO YOU TRUST ANYONE or GROUP your safety and well-being in all aspect whose sole pre-occupation in public office and power IS TOO BUSY AND IN A HURRY TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH, MORE POWER AND EVEN MORE WEALTH THEREON from a power-solidified position/s.

    ME THINKS YOUR BRAIN HAVE LONG STOPPED THINKING!!

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  • 回柑林内公公:

    那你就别来这操心了
    民主理念程序的东西
    奴才脑呆的确是难理解的
    回去专心弯腰跪拜磕头吧!

    柑林内(Gan Lin Nei):
    奈心的读完全文,只落得一头雾水!

    要提高生活水平,降低生活费用就靠部长减薪,抽遗产税,设定最低薪金,以新加坡人为先,。。。。

    这么间单?我也会呀!

    民主程序搞出来的东西,真是一虾不如一虾!

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  • 柑林内:

    很久以前这论坛有个“永久浪客”,他西北杜烂新加坡政府!

    不久前去了一个有很多永久浪客的地方取经,那边的永久浪客都对新加坡政府赞不绝口!

    新加坡的永久浪客真烂!

    陈大婶:
    這是肯定的, 每個人都會 。 每個人都會說,每個人都會做。

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  • oxygen:

    @ 柑林内:

    OI OI OI, hilarious- you are a walking garbage bin, never ask what PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics threw of rubbish into you.

    For simplicity sake, CPF is not your money – they told you IN YOUR FACE. HDB is you are paying rental in advance – your transfer document call you a TENANT BUT YOU PAY NO CROWN RENT FOR LAND. Law IS TOO COMPLEX FOR YOUR COMPREHENSION.

    柑林内: 你的头脑才是久已停止運作了!

    我们的领导都很能干,你说的那些都是乱盖的,你相信是因为你的头脑已停止運作了!

    Someone smartly tells you this.

    回柑林内公公: 那你就别来这操心了
    民主理念程序的东西
    奴才脑呆的确是难理解的
    回去专心弯腰跪拜磕头吧!

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  • 陈大婶:

    如鷹一樣的犀利。佩服。

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