What is the use of seeking feedback on Budget 2020?

Nonetheless, I cannot help but wonder how seriously our feedback were taken by the government all these years.

Of all the feedback gathered, someone must have told the PAP government that an increase in the GST rate from 7% to 9% will burden the working class population and the poorer segments of our citizens. This is especially so at a time when the economy is weak and many jobs are at risk.

Someone else from the public must have screamed that the PAP government has breachef its promise to return CPF members their CPF savings when they turn 55 years old. It wouldn’t be surprising if someone said the rates were too low.

Another must also have said that it is profligate spending to build the Founder’s Memorial which is likely to run into hundreds of millions of our precious tax dollars, maybe even billions. Above all, it goes against the advice and wishes of our late Minister Mentor.

I have no difficulties giving more examples. At the end of the day, I really wonder if the government is just pretending to listen to our citizens or really concerned about our citizens’ wishes.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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36 Responses to “What is the use of seeking feedback on Budget 2020?”

  • Sinkie:

    We’ve given them feedback about their astronomical salaries. So what ?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Simon a Dynasty of Lies will never End until it is Destroyed…a string of cronies will sing & dance laughing to the Bank until they are REMOVED…

    Until the sheep stop bleating they are FOOLs the Patriots will have to Live with the Evil!!!

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  • Bapak:

    GE is coming, therefore, must wayang a bit. When have they ever listen?

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  • Govt Listens , Really?:

    Just Go Through The Motion. No need to listen to these idiots. We just do what we think is right which may not be right.

    Well in that case, VOTE PAP Out in the GE. Simple, period.

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  • oxygen:

    THE NATIONAL CUNTVERSATION MEANT TO LAST MULTI-YEAR died a silently faded death within one year.

    You can resuscitate a ghost into a mortal being anymore.

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  • Ah pek:

    Feedback is only for show.
    They only want to know what are the grievances and see how to offer lollies in order to buy more votes.

    I am sure they will not build affordable retirement villages even if alot of poor uncles feedback to them.
    Happy Ageing is bullcrap talking by MPs.

    They will sayang the younger sgs as they know they can win their votes with lollies.

    Feedback for what?
    Do they sincerely listen to us?

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  • Thinkforothers:

    I only have two words that are GREED & SELFISH.

    What do you think?

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  • pap BS as good as lky lies:

    Sinkie:
    We’ve given them feedback about their astronomical salaries. So what ?

    when New Government forms, and pap LJs and pap CBs run road, the history books on Singapore shall be rewritten to reflect truth.

    1st, that pap lky is a liar. review all his moves. each time a non agreement arises with someone of stature, immediately lky after meeting gives interview to local pap states times and his version of the situation. most often times when the other side realizes what a load of BS, the other version comes out.

    pap lky is using the art of first move, and since in black and white in local pap states times and after many years when everyone has forgotten, what pap lky has lied becomes FACT. current pap juniors are using, tryig very hard to use, the same pap lky BS tricks.

    2nd, just like casinos and everything bad, pap calls meetings with 70% sheep, the selected ones, and after sufficient BS and enough publicity in local states times, always, ALWAYS, concludes meetings are successful and the conclusions, as always, ALWAYS, along the lines of what pap intended right off the bat.

    this pap trick from lky times continues to be used. pap calls it by many names, just to avoid 70% sheep realizing the truth. it is called National CONversation, it is called feedback, it is called whatever sounds nice but ends up always being whitewash.

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  • John Richards:

    Yes, it’s all a wayang. They’ve run out of ideas a long time ago. Paying humongous salaries to retain the loyalty of PAP Ministers is all they can do to keep themselves in power. Not to mention appointing all their MPs to the boards of numerous GLCs, Stat Boards and TLC so that they too can enrich themselves.

    It’s like the country is sliding down the long neck of a giraffe and when it hits the ground at the animal’s rear, we all end up in shit.

    Wake up people! The screws are tightening. Before long PAP rule will be enshrined in the constitution for perpetuity. The next elections could be our last chance for change. It could be our finest hour.

    Majulah Singapura!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    What about million$ spend on foreign students but SG cannot even owe $156 school fee.

    What PAP going to do about those PMD delivery

    Please lah can the govt stop wayang.

    Singaporeans can only be stupid for so long, cannot be forever stupid.

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  • Fake Feedback Party:

    Asking for feedback makes it appear that PAP (Position And Power) is a consultative government. That’s all – APPEARANCE. In common Singaporeans’ term, it is called “WAYANG”.

    Over the years, PAP has polished this WAYANG into a Fine Art. However, the basic and fundamental principle of the PAP is and always will be: We decide. We know, You don’t know.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    It is not a feed back exercise at all–as we understand by that term.

    What they are trying to do is political canvassing in another form, trying to convince citizens just how caring they are. The talking is really one way–they talk and you take it back. There is nothing in their past to indicate any genuine interest in assessing your ideas.

    When the 2020 budget arrives, citizens should be prepared for a flood of “goodies”, the purpose is to create a “feel good” factor before the elections. What ever goods put on the table in budget 2020 will soon be taken away after the elections. That is the cynical attitude the PAP have of the nature of citizens–simply playing with citizens feelings.

    there is the issue of the Clowns son–joining the election as well. Wait for the announcement. A deflection in this case has already been put in place.

    It is essential that citizens not be swayed by the coming flood of goodies but focus on the long term –that Singapore got to continue survive and prosper before citizens can do the same.

    We also need a lot more transparency in Government activities such as how much is Ho Jinx being paid.

    How can there be any productive “feedback” when a large amount of information is kept secret from citizens when it should not be so.

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  • justanothercitizen:

    I will be giving my feedback via the opposition MPs. Now go listen to them!
    If the government can’t response to feedback from these MPs, then we should vote in more so that they can’t ignore them anymore.

    Won’t even listen to MPs, would they listen to citizens? Disingenuous wayang!

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  • oxygen:

    Ooops, typo error there, sorry

    oxygen: .

    You can resuscitate a ghost into a mortal being anymore.

    should be read as

    oxygen: .

    You CAN’T resuscitate a ghost into a mortal being anymore.

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  • Michael:

    Pls give negative feedback in case you care to feedback on budget thing

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  • Watch the Ballot Box:

    They have done this stunt many times. It’s to make people perceive they listen.
    Reality only God knows.
    Everything in SG is based on trust since lack of transparency.
    No economist know :
    1. How can the GDP be proven and audited.
    2. How much is left in the reserves and how much is spent.
    3. How much CPF is lost and left .
    4. How many new citizens. They may tell you but who audit this figure?

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  • Founders conundrum betul!:

    Build one memorial for LKY and Sinchiapor Inc.(circa 80′s) & another memorial for the Founding Fathers and the Republic of Singapore (circa 50′s)

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  • way of giving feedback:

    vto is the most effective way of giving feedback to the white idiots AS this would be LOUDER AND CLEARER AND; will save a lot of everyone’s time on ALL THE OTHER wayang listening process ?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Feedback is another name for kooning time.

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  • Homeless Cat:

    Feedback is only for show. The government will do whatever it likes, the wishes of the citizens be damned. Don’t waste your time giving them ideas they will take credit for later.

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  • $300,000.00 Per Day:

    Erection is Coming, I’m voting for Change, so feedback is a waste of time, as far as I am concern.

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  • a bunch of lazy bums!:

    asking the citizens to do their jobs for them.
    after that they will adopt the feedback and claim its their own brilliant ideas.
    it happened before several times.

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  • Worrying Truths:

    Only the extremely stupid will be unaware of the reason that
    feedback is being asked for the 2020 budget. As always, it’s
    just so the govt can give the (False) impression that it cares
    about what we think/want/need.

    Yes, they certainly know we are fuming about the rise in
    GST. BTW, it is NOT going up by 2 per cent!! It is
    increasing by 2 Percentage Points. In this case, it means
    GST will be increased by 30 per cent!! 30 PER CENT!!!

    Yes it has totally broken its promise to us to return our
    CPF, coming up with new and complex schemes to keep our
    money when we need it most. We wont even speak of the
    ridiculous interest it pays on our CPF funds.

    Yes, building a founders’ memorial is just as Wasteful and silly.
    The govt keeps throwing what the old guard has said in our faces
    on every subject, but goes agst their wishes here!! If the govt
    Really wants a memorial, do it in the STYLE of the old guard, ie,
    come up with a PROGRAMME THAT WILL HELP AND IMPROVE THE LIVES
    OF SINGAPOREANS, not a Useless Bldg!!

    The latest decision to burrow under the Macritchie forests
    for the new MRT line is equally irresponsible. Worse, it comes
    Just After Heng claims we’ll have 15% more forested area!!
    We’ll need MUCH more than 15% to replace the irreplaceable
    Macritchie forest….
    The line may also not survive becos of the rising sea levels
    we are expecting due to climate change!! (Btw, what happened
    to the LKY sugg that we build walls round the island to keep
    the water at bay?!?)

    As for all those relatives and army chiefs who are put in charge
    of depts and ministries tho they cant do the job….remember
    the long ago LKY warning that he’ll have to put the army in
    place to “protect the country” — agst an opposition takeover???

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  • Asd:

    Ya la.. feed what back.. just do la communist

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  • Asd:

    Feed back to you m$ is daylight robbery but what u do ?

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  • dont be fooled:

    the feedback they later use
    will only be to placate natives for a while till after the GE.
    just give people what they ask first . the dafts will happy happy vote them in believing the PAP ‘listens’ to the people!
    after the GE theyll overturn everything and squeeze from us 3x more.
    im sure we all know that saying ” give one chicken wing, later take back whole chicken”!
    “beware what you ask for, cuz you might just get it”!!
    hate to be so negative but unless we see a huge improvement in the way they treat us citizens, cant blame me for feeling thus.

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  • Lee Chun Sing:

    Who audits the feedback is used in formulation of policies ?

    I think I can run Singapore Inc also. No need to prove and be audited.

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  • Let them die:

    I will never give them any feedback.
    I am not saying give them false feedback to confuse them.

    Anyways I think it’s just a big wayang.
    Why would a strict authoritarian regime want our feedback when they think they know best ? Nanny state. Draconian rule. Ban passed without consult.

    Majulah song done without consult.

    Who is an idiot, please raise your hand.

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  • TruBlu:

    FEEDBACK IF TOO HONEST N EARNEST MAY BE VIEWED AS POFMA REMARKS???

    THEN HOW?

    GO TO JAIL FOR BEING SINCERE????

    HEAR ONLY THE GOOD STUFFS LIKE GOLD 905 FM????

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  • Not In The Familee:


    Every Dumbo sinkies here thought that the budget feedback request is to them.

    Never occur to them the feedback request is directed only to the cronies.

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  • just vto best feedback:

    we should all stand as One, give them the clearest feedback of all, Vote these useless buggers out!
    we’ve had enough of their wayanging and bullying.

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  • most uselss:

    I think back in GE 2011, the political analysts (not the Singapore endorsed Gilian and Eugene) said the govt may pretend to listen but do its own.

    This is true, the PAP only pretends and acts as if they listen but they will still do their own. This is the same when coming to immigration, they said 7M is planning parameter but now we at 6M!!!

    We Singaporeans need to wake up and VTO or just wait to be slaughtered by their lousy policies.

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  • Foreigner To Citizen To Voter:

    POFMA = Push Obvious Faults and Mistakes Away.

    FEEDBACK = Free Entertainment Especially for Dafts, Blinds, Carry-balls and Kiss-ass.

    PAP = Perpetual Authoritarian Party.

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  • MarBowling:

    The PAPIGS ONLY invite “FEEDBACK” from the citizen months before the holding of the Ge. The citizen SUDDENLY become the MASTER, making most swellheaded and walk with chest out. Mai Hum will then REMIND himself , his world class ministers a top guns that they have become the SERVANTS!

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  • Pseudopap trickery treachery:

    The hellish hypocrite is marked by 4 signs:

    It lies even as it speaks;
    It betrays its promises;
    It is treacherous to your trust;
    It is cunning without any qualms.

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  • Pioneer:

    They want feedback just to “wayang” that Sinkies are consulted b4 they implement their policies and proposals. I believe they have alrdy set what they want to do, feedback or no feedback I think makes no difference. Remember the proposal to build the 2 casinos, many had given feedback against it. So, what happened then ?

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