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Issues raised by PM Lee

Among the issues that were raised by lhl last night, I would like to share my thoughts about Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) and the $1,400 salary in this commentary.

Regarding WIS, lhl disclosed that about half a million low wage workers benefited from it and WIS will be brought forward to aged 30 from aged 35 to enable more low income earners to benefit.

Although I applaud that decision, I was shocked to learn that we have such a huge numbers of low income earners in Singapore who are getting WIS.

I want to stress that I support WIS but at the same time, I am aghast. Even though every country has low income earners but for a country like Singapore where hundred of thousands, maybe even millions of foreign S pass and EP holders earn decent and good salaries and half a million of our own workers are left at the bottom and have to depend on government welfare, that to me is pap’s failure and that is just so shameful. What is even more incredulous is that even young people who are in their 30s, educated young people in the prime of their lives, in time to come, may even be WIS beneficiaries too.

Do not ever forget that the success of welfare is not measured by the numbers of people who are added onto it but the numbers of people who leave it. ( Please read this paragraph again).

Next, companies that employ foreigners must pay their Singaporean staff a minimum $1,400 salary. I wecome that decision too.

Very often when I eat at hawker centres or when I top-up my petrol, I engage in small talks with the cleaners or the petrol station attendants and trust me when I say that they earn pittance for doing oily, smelly and dirty cleaning jobs or standing throughout their shift for attendant jobs and they are mostly our elderly fellow citizens.

This $1,400 is a de facto minimum pay except that the pap government will give it a spin and call it by another name, otherwise, the credit will all go to the oppositions and not to them. In very expensive Singapore, half a loaf is better than no bread.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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17 Responses to “Issues raised by PM Lee”

  • Saving:

    Is not a rally!

    Is confession of failuressss!.

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  • Saving:

    Wearing or covering one’s head is

    Never a problem!the problem comes

    From those not doing it!

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  • Gerrard:

    $1400 per month or less than 2k for the Low wage or Low class Sporean , is like one meal at a restaurant for
    the Minister family on weekend! But 1k can buy new 1 room HDB flat, you believe them , you Up Lorry faster. While the Ministers stay in >10m GCB. What a contrast, one in Heaven and another in Hell .

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  • Simple Simon:

    The petrol companies will have a pure-Singaporean (of course including PRs, that the gov classification) subsidiary for attendants. Everyone that gets paid $500 a month.

    Simon, you very happy with this gov policy?

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  • oxygen:

    WAY BACK IN 2014, at a meeting of then Trade & Industry, Mr. Lim Hng Kiang, with European diplomats and business leaders at Shangri-La hotel, said these words

    Lim Hng Kiang :We have to acknowledge that, over time, Singapore cannot be a First World economy with Third World costs. There has to be some balance….

    Singapore’s strategy is to “make sure we create value commensurate with the costs”. That is the way to ensure that it is sustainable in the long term,

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-cant-have-first-world-economy-third-world-costs-lim-hng-kiang

    SO WHY IS LEE-jiapore in this age and day still trapped (and expanding too) its WORKFARE INCOME SUPPLEMENT scheme?

    It is startling evidence that our restructuring of the economy to be internationally competitive or sustainable have EITHER HAVE FAILED COMPLETELY OR NOT YET STARTED.

    The 61.2% of the voters DESERVE WHAT THEY GOT from PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics witchcraft economics of cheap foreign importation Population Recycling Economics.

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  • MarBowling:

    At least 38.76% are sick of SEEING HIS FFACE on TV!

    He is READING a PREPARED SCRIPT given to him by his subordinates, some of whom may have a humble background and UNDERSTAND what is going on the ground, especially those folks earning very LOW WAGES! That’s WHY his blady NDR Speech looks and SOUNDS CARING and TOUCHING!

    This USELESS BUM from Birth till today has a VERY VERY EASY LIFE(except maybe during the SHORT MOURNING period during the PASSING of his 1st Wife). Understand during his younger days, there is Mah Jey aka Nanny to cater and look after all his NEEDS, from PEEING, SHITTING, EATING, SLEEPING to WEARING his clothes! Oops this guy has NO CLOTHES since Birth till NOW!

    Heaven has eyes. Mai Hum oops MAN PROPOSES GOD DISPOSES!

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  • nitrogen:

    Gerrard:
    $1400 per month or less than 2k for the Low wage or Low class Sporean , is like one meal at a restaurant for
    the Minister family on weekend! But 1k can buy new 1 room HDB flat, you believe them , you Up Lorry faster. While the Ministers stay in >10m GCB. What a contrast, one in Heaven and another in Hell .

    we are old now.

    in the early 1970s, we started work in construction. it was S$3 per day and then S$7 per day and then S$12 per day. finally by mid 1980s, we made S$50 per day.

    it was without CPF. but as long as weather permitted, it was S$1,500 per month thereabouts. HDB big 5 room with balcony at 1,300 sq ft less than S$100,000.

    fast forward to 2021. how much the 5 room HDB, with a much smaller sq ft to booth? YET it is shocking that only HDB price went up whereas wage is now even less than S$1,500 per month.

    something is seriously wrong. and we think the wrong here is we have produced very stupid citizens called cotton sheep who can’t see the wrong and happily Grab driver Panda deliverer.

    like we have said, we are old. not many days left. and no longer work to eat. BUT we still hope to see pap die before we up the lorry and meet pap liar lky at the cul de sac and kick his balls.

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  • xoxo:

    So,still *CHASE THAT RAINBOW*.

    DAFT.

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  • Enough:

    Isn’t time to sack this fellow?

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  • Gary:

    ” Saving:
    August 31, 2021 at 5:54 am (Quote)

    Is not a rally!

    Is confession of failuressss!.”

    I seconded that.

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  • Asd:

    I think election coming so pee and poo make you happy abit then later sucker you all again and again

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  • uselesstankinl:

    WORKFARE IS TAX PAYERS COST !!!!

    EMPLOYERS EAT CAKE,

    EMPLOYEES EAT ITS OWN HOUSEHOLDS

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  • Asd:

    I think not right cause no apology and no bend down 90 degree for no need wear mask

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  • the so-called measures:

    //Even though every country has low income earners but for a country like Singapore where hundred of thousands, maybe even millions of foreign S pass and EP holders earn decent and good salaries and half a million of our own workers are left at the bottom and have to depend on government welfare,//

    as long as the white monkey idiots still have their open-leg policy, all the so-called measures to help daft sinkies get “jobs & min wage” will be undercut ??? becos there will always be smart alecs who will know how to game the system (“promoting” S to E OR E to PR OR PR to citizens hor, and wah la FTs become sinkies hor ???) ???

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    Huh? What speech? You mean people still watch that Lanjiao Loong’s so-called “speeches”? LOL.

    I can’t even be bothered to tune in to any of his “B the S” speeches since at least 5 YEARS back. LOL. I rather watch Netflix comedies… more entertaining than the “Clown Prince of Sinkingpore”. LOL.

    I don’t know (and don’t care) what those PAPies goons blabber anymore, but I can be sure its all Half-Truths, mostly useless and anyway NOT Applicable to the typical Sinkies and their everyday lives. Even if it applies somewhat to you, its probably to tell you in a twisted way that you have to pay more for this or that. Same old “Pay And Pay” cow farting story lah. LOL.
    Meanwhile, majority of Sinkies with SSS, just shaddup and continue to give your money and your mandate to your beloved PAPies. No need to wayang with your pathetic complaints about this or that lah. LOL.

    Wake me up only when that “HoLEE” couple eventually go meet “Thy Father” and is finally gone for good, then that’s news-worthy enough for me to pay attention; otherwise Good Luck to all Sinkies. LOL.

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  • opposition dude:

    Not sure if anyone has realised this yet but the lowering of WIS to those who are 30 years old also means that people who are 30 to 34 are also earning very little to be able to qualify for WIS. Let that sink in for a moment. A young THIRTY years for WIS and not a FIFTY FIVE year old who is entitled to take out some CPF money.

    If this isn’t tacit admission that young Singaporeans are suffering from not being even able to earn enough so as NOT to qualify for WIS then I don’t know what is liao. It only proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that what people are saying about the younger generation not being able to find work is true.

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  • Pay lah:

    Should pay a decent salary to the bottom 25%.
    Their pay is too low to survive in expensive Singapore.
    Have a heart.

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