GE2020 is a conscious choice if the people still want to go along with the PAP

The govt will the raise goods and services tax (GST) from 7% to 9% sometime between 2021 and 2025. This is to help fund growing expenditure in areas like security, healthcare and other social spending.

2021 is the year when the PAP may decide to raise the GST. Why 2021? 2020 is likely the election year and the people will have to decide if they still want the PAP in charge. The 2020 GE is critical as it will affirm and confirm the choice of the people, meaning that the people do not mind the hike in GST to 9%.

It will be a mandate for the PAP to do whatever it intends or proposes to do. GST hike is just one of them. The taxes raised, among other things, would be channelled to more foreigners to increase the population and thus more infrastructure needs. Hopefully the compulsory Eldershield, which is likely to be another profit making scheme has not been forced down onto the people and the people also have the chance to decide on this issue.

The PAP is holding back the GST hike to after the GE not without reasons and concerns. Raising the GST before the GE is as good as casting the die and there is no room to manouvre. The people will feel the impact of the hike and will vote according to how the hike affect them. By delaying, the people would still be kept in a quandary, not sure whether it would be raised. The hike would also be an issue in the GE and the PAP would be able to feel the reactions of the people. Despite all the crap talks that the GST is good for the people, all the taxes are good for the people, the PAP is still cautious that this could the bridge too far.

A big vote of approval would mean that the hike is accepted by the people and will be raised. A big fall in popular vote would have the PAP thinking if the hike should go ahead or to go ahead with the risk of losing more votes.

The people are given an option, an opportunity to vote for the GST hike in 2020. It would be their decision and after the GE they should live with it.The PAP is not taking the risk to raise the GST first and hope for the best or come what may. They knew that this is very painful on the people, especially the lower income group as the hike would affect everything and the cost living.The 2020 GE is a gauge as to how far would the PAP go to raise more taxes, to bring in more foreigners and all the unpopular and extravagant policies and projects.

 

Chua Chin Leng

*The author blogs at https://mysingaporenews.blogspot.com/

 

 

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24 Responses to “GE2020 is a conscious choice if the people still want to go along with the PAP”

  • BS:

    PAP found out the ground is very sour, although they have redrawn the boundaries and trained the officials, they decided to delay the election till next budget.

    Basically they will do the budget to bluff 70% again.

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  • Vote for Change:

    Those bullshits English are like recurring BULLSHITS!;

    [This is to help fund growing expenditure in areas like security, healthcare and other social spending.;]

    Pump 0.1% into each category in English is also “help funding”, but I read someone wife gets about estimated $300,000.00 per day, No, it’s PER DAY!. That article was not POFMAed which means it is the real accurate estimates and do you know how much the chairman gets other than the $2.2 million per year?

    Healthcare is already so ridiculously high and we are forced to compulsory pay for some medical schemes and schemes to look after our own-selves and I read the subsidies in someone hospital bills appears to be jacked up then discount, the insincere tricks as usual. Now, don’t anyone forget that in Malaysia, major surgery is $0 dollar for their citizens.

    I think; is to raise the tax to built infrastructures so that he can boast himself and to satisfy his “facial” pleasure? “Welcome we have many jobs for you” to displace more of our own.?

    BULLSHITS ENGLISH:
    [This is to help fund growing expenditure in areas like security, healthcare and other social spending.;]

    Energy Prices like Petrol are like doubled the price, Vehicle are heavily taxed, buy 1 car give them 1 car,and COE, ECP, income taxes where all these money go? Not to forget, the price of the public “RENTAL” flat is like SKY HIGH, more expensive than FREEHOLD LANDED PRIVATE PROPERTY prorated to 99 years.

    We definitely need to vote for change to come.

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  • GE2020 is payback time:

    GE2015 was supposed to be “payback time” but LKY died and, as a result, many Singaporeans stupidly voted for PAP to “thank him”.

    LKY is now dead (and ashes). He is NEVER coming back. His “knuckledusters” are useless.

    GE2020 is for the “postponed payback of GE2015″ and much more because PAP got even more arrogant and abusive after support for PAP went up 10% instead of going down at least 10%. Singaporeans are worse off in 2019 than in 2015.

    Vote for regime change in 2020. VTO.

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  • vto only way:

    sgs oso hit by modern day ‘genocide’…
    they kill us softly but favour the foreigners they bring in by the thousands each year!!
    2ndly the never ending price increases…on everything .
    3rdly their restrictive & controlling governance..leads to stress & illness.
    too much stress kills!

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  • You cannot prove the GDP:

    BS:
    PAP found out the ground is very sour, although they have redrawn the boundaries and trained the officials, they decided to delay the election till next budget.

    Basically they will do the budget to bluff 70% again.

    If ground is very sour as we always perceived since last 3 GE,
    HOW DID THE 70% COME ABOUT?

    KEEP WATCH ON THE BALLOT

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  • Harder Truths:

    It is not just about GST or jobs. Things will accelerate into high gear by a government desperate to keep the money flowing in. Believing they can control anything and everything. FT pouring in to make the 10 million population mark.

    After this election there will be no $G as we know it. It will be another over-populated third world island reeking of crime, riots, over-taxation and dismal living you see in other such nations.

    $G seems unstoppable heading to disaster. People living here have no idea how bad it is going to get. They will learn the hard way when it is too late.

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  • Vote Them Out:

    Well-articulated and spot on !

    The PAP Govt is asking dumb Singaporeans to give a strong mandate to increase tax after the next GE. No Govt will ask for such approval before an election.
    This only happens in Singapore, given the stupidity of the Singaporeans, who would sell their vote for packet of Chicken rice from People’s Association free events.

    All the New Citizens are obliged to blindly vote for PAP to payback for getting citizenship. Native Singaporeans are dumbfounded about the damage they are causing to our future generations who become slaves to these New Citizens, as PAP will continue to govern Singapore. PAP is too confident that dumb Singaporeans will vote for them, not matter how much GST is raised.

    Let’s decide now – deny PAP a majority in the next GE

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  • Hong Gan Yew:

    The smile is like he not surprised he won.
    I am not saying he already knew.

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  • PAP Wins, Prices Will Go Up:

    Do not be shocked if taxes and prices will go higher when PAP wins the coming election.

    Some times back, I took a taxi in JB and the driver told me that for a Malaysian woman to give birth in a Malaysia hospital, it will cost her only 50 Malaysian Ringgit. I went there to extract my tooth in a private Dental clinic and it cost me about S$25/-. In Singapore it will cost about S$80/-. Now it should cost more.

    Once LKY mentioned before his death that if the PAP becomes arrogant and do not care about its citizens, it is time for the citizens to kick out the PAP for Singapore to continue to survive and prosper. For LKY, Singapore is his baby and must be given first priority in order to survive and continue to do well.

    Indeed our Great Leader had foresight. The PAP now is very inefficient and makes a lot of big fatal blunders. They do not have EQ and unable to predict the future incoming problems eg PMD use, CECA problems etc..They can only do followup when problems occur causing many of us to suffer unlike LKY and his team.

    Since they are unable to do a good job, it is time to VOTE The PAP Out.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @PAP WINS, PRICES WILL GO UP.
    I don’t agree with you that LKY has foresight else he will not put Ah Dou in charge. LHY would be a better heir to the throne.

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  • Gary:

    Food really expensive.

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  • Calling A Spade A Spade:

    You cannot prove the GDP: If ground is very sour as we always perceived since last 3 GE,
    HOW DID THE 70% COME ABOUT?

    KEEP WATCH ON THE BALLOT

    There is this high possibility.
    So was said about the Cheng San election. No one knows.
    A distinctive trait of any dictatorship is to cheat, lie and terrorize.

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  • The choice is yours:

    Why the recent straits Time Report Card doesn’t include the Report Card of the government performance also.

    Why I ask? Because it appears PAPi plans are only tax hikes and tax hikes again and again, without reporting to the citizens on any past achievement, targeted goals, or achieving citizens well beings, better lives or the likes except hikes and hikes, it’s like a pahramid games bottomless pit. What growing expenditures, you ask, when the population of the local borne citizens are the same that those previous tax hikes and hikes and revenues cannot cover.

    I say if the Fandi Ahmad Singapore football score F, then in my opinion, I say, the government should score a “G-”, because of bottomless tax hikes without ever arriving at somewhere, concretely speaking, public housing remain expensive, unemployment worsening [decent jobs]. I stand to be corrected but any of you knows where the PAPi are leading us to, what are the benefits for the citizens for sacrificing the spacious harmony? What have you received?

    You know, I hate the saying “For Singapore”, as almost that saying means is as good as “for the ruling party”. I remind, Our national pledge is “for the nation [of people]“, not for the ruling party. Ultimately that’s why we choose our leader, for a better well-being, for ourselves and our family.

    I think, we should ask ourselves before we vote;
    1] Is our life better than before?
    2) Do you believe that your welfare are “seriously” looked into.
    3] Do you agree that Billions of tax-payers dollars were given away for foreigner bursaries, almost 1 million Singapore Dollars every each day everyday.
    4] Do you agree $300,000.00 per day benefits.
    5] Do you believe that your children future are secured?
    5a] Do you agree that small child should be humiliated over the parents debt?
    6] Are you satisfied with the incumbent government performance.
    7] Do you agree with influx of foreigners to compete with your livelihoods while tax continue to hikes [that means, no improvement, no progress]?

    Ultimately, your vote will signal your answers to the government as your agreement. Please use your vote wisely. The choice is yours.

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  • Dishonorable votes:

    PAP Wins, Prices Will Go Up:
    Do not be shocked if taxes and prices will go higher when PAP wins the coming election…..Some times back, I took a taxi in JB and the driver told me that for a Malaysian woman to give birth in a Malaysia hospital, it will cost her only 50 Malaysian Ringgit. I went there to extract my tooth in a private Dental clinic and it cost me about S$25/-. In Singapore it will cost about S$80/-. Now it should cost more.Indeed our Great Leader had foresight. T….

    But WHO IS COUNTING THE VOTES ?

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  • most uselss:

    PAP is not real with people, they always camouflage numbers and then paint as if they are going to spend huge amount of money but then at the end, no one feels it as they have all kind of filters and conditions to block.

    Look at skills future, one time $500 but after that no more top up, all the courses all very expensive, in the end, re trainers make to pay even more! Merdeka also, all kind of increase, then discount, in the end normal users pay even more and merderka also not much savings. Just look at the medical budget, a few hundred millions but after one whole year, only 1% used to help people, 99% untouched!!!

    70% needs to know this govt is stingy and only pretend to listen, their policies appear to help but in reality, nothing. They block and filter you and in the end, you can only see and smell, you cant touch.

    10M is still on, so if you dont vote for change, foreigners will rule this country and take our lunches or lunches of your children.

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  • RDB:

    I understand that voters as well as non voters are not allowed to discuss or even chit-chat Sg politics in public place and social media. Or they will face govt disaplinary actions it they do.

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  • pap liars and their bad habits:

    in UK elections yesterday, Labour lost seats it has held since time immemorial.

    the point?

    many pap IBs say pap sure win one. this is called psycho move to BS sheep into doing the wrong aka voting pap.

    what one must do in such pap IB environment are 2 things.

    one is to avoid any contact with them. they may try, such as pap IB cystical incestor incessant BS here in TRE. so far, it is obvious the pap IB has not made any inroad.

    second is to keep voting OPPO. as long as there is no walkover, the vote goes to anything any animal any monkey any peanut any mediocre as long as not pap. if this becomes a national habit, pap dies the same way as Qing dynasty.

    why pap must go?

    no. pap dies or lives we don’t care. what we care is for New Government by a better group of Sporeans to form so that they can indict all pap Ljs and pap Cbs living or dead for their crimes.

    INSIDE 200m is not within 200m is a crime, a serious crime.

    INDIAN is malay is another crime, another serious crime.

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  • Papexit:

    Papexit must be the focus point of the coming election!

    Ask yourself, has your life and your immediate family been better or worse under pappy?

    Don’t continue to let pappy to shape the destiny of your family, children and the next generation.

    Vote wisely!

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  • John Richards:

    The liberal immigration policy of the PAP, which includes the large influx of foreign talents through various schemes like the CECA, can be likened to a non violent process of ethnic cleansing. Singaporeans you’re being overrun and your PAP leaders are happily playing the fiddle like Emperor Nero did while Rome was being burnt down.

    Are you woke yet?

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  • Mr Kia Su Box SWAP:

    Singkees need to think out of the BOX why the Ground Sentiment is one thing and the results is another.

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  • Mr Kia Su Box SWAP:

    Wishing all a happy Christmas in advance. Enjoy your gift box swapping!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    RDB:
    I understand that voters as well as non voters are not allowed to discuss or even chit-chat Sg politics in public place and social media. Or they will face govt disaplinary actions it they do.

    There is a word for it. It’s called “POFMA”.

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  • Great Leader had Foresight:

    @Dr Chan

    When Old Man put Pinky in charge and monitor his performance, he realized its a mistake. But it was too late to change it. That’s why he predicted that PAP will become inefficient unlike under his rule. That why he mentioned that if it happened, we should kick out the PAP to ensure Singapore will continue to survive and be efficient.

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  • believe pap lky die fast fast:

    Great Leader had Foresight:
    @Dr Chan

    When Old Man put Pinky in charge and monitor his performance, he realized its a mistake. But it was too late to change it. That’s why he predicted that PAP will become inefficient unlike under his rule. That why he mentioned that if it happened, we should kick out the PAP to ensure Singapore will continue to survive and be efficient.

    well observed, bro. agree.

    BTW with Internet, truth today comes out very quickly unlike in old lky lying days when so called truths via pap mouthpiece states times were nothing but lies masquerading as truths to BS uneducated sheep.

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