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Ashamed of their so called selfless and sacrificial leadership

Singapore maintains its 2022 growth forecast at 3% to 5%, expects growth to be at lower half of this range- Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.

A few thoughts quickly came to me mind when I read that. One, Singapore is heading into an inflationary storm with the first 1 percentage point in GST increases on the horizon and many of our citizens are alearly struggling and tightening their belts and two, pap ministars’ salary and bonuses are pegged to our GDP numbers.

I will be straight-talking with my commentary.

It is both an insult and ludicrous that while more and more of our citizens are facing tougher and tougher economic times, pap ministars whose salary are based on the current formula are laughing all the way to the bank.

I consider the current methodology of pegging pap ministars salary and/or bonuses to our GDP numbers and what private sector top earners of a few professions make as ‘seductively flawed’. Let me explain.

Firstly, political office holders were elected by all our eligible citizens to serve All the Citizens and not just the top earners, hence, a stronger argument must be that their salaries should be pegged to the medium income of our citizens with a certain multiples rather than the top earners in a few professions only.

Due to a flawed but very seductive logic espoused by some very senior people, mediocre pap ministars had it too easy, too good for far too long and it is high time that the flaw ought to be put right.

Next, GDP numbers. There are fundamental differences between real GDP numbers and nominal GDP numbers. I encourage fellow netizens to goggle and learn more about them.
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Simply explained and among others, in a time like now when our economy is facing inflationary pressures, GDP numbers tend to be higher and that will have a direct bearing on ministerial salary if inflation is not factored in while on the other hand, life can be expected to become worse for the majority of our citizens when the first 1% of the GST kicks in next year.

So far, I have yet to see any pap minister displaying true, selfless and worthy leadership quality and say that I volunteer to take a pay cut to show solidarity and empathy with my people in a time like now and expected to get worse going forward.

Seriously even with a pay cut, each and everyone of them will still live a life that many others talk about.

I feel ashamed of their so called selfless and sacrificial leadership or more precisely, the lack of it and I do not think that I am alone.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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14 Responses to “Ashamed of their so called selfless and sacrificial leadership”

  • illiterate pap voters:

    Does pap GDP number benefit jobless or under employed cotton sheep?

    hahaha.

    No.

    pap GDP numbers only ensure pap can justify paying each other 18 months GDP growth bonus.

    cotton sheep gets nothing zero kosong zilch if cotton sheep is jobless or underemployed in pap economy.

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  • UrgentSupplementaryBudget=USB:

    USB is badly needed now.

    Hopefully, the government will come up with a USB to cushion the unbearable impact of the inflationary storm that is raging the urban poor and new poor for an indefinite period.

    Do we need Aristotle or Socrates to head a group think?

    Tech: Ah… USB stick, I got a lot, what size do you want? lol

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  • P Against People:

    Do you have a USB labeled size 23,000 but can use only 600?

    UrgentSupplementaryBudget=USB:
    USB is badly needed now.

    Hopefully, the government will come up with a USB to cushion the unbearable impact of the inflationary storm that is raging the urban poor and new poor for an indefinite period.

    Do we need Aristotle or Socrates to head a group think?

    Tech: Ah… USB stick, I got a lot, what size do you want? lol

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  • @P Against People

    In fact, that can be done. There are a lot of those which are labeled 128GB but actually only 1GB being sold on TaoBao for a few bucks.

    For these fakes, I am sure with more demands, I can tailor one that claims 23,000MB (23GB) but actually can use only 600MB. lol

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  • Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP:

    Simon, with due respect, I don’t agree on one point. 1 point increase over 7 is 14.29%, not 1%. Don’t be haigong by them.

    For example, Kopi-O was $1.10. Increased by 10 cent is 9% not 10% increase.

    Please do not follow those stupid Sinkies who don’t use their brains to think, which you always end your article with “THINK”.

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  • xoxo:

    Selfless?
    I truly hope so.
    Sacrificial?
    $1Million salary is *PEANUTS*?
    Maybe $10 Million is just nice.

    Its good to be selfless but one must not be worthless and still asks for million$?

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    Unfortunately, …… there are no public servants in Sg !!!

    Only freeloaders, who’ve “gamed” the system, …… enabling them to initiate more and more opportunities combined with zilch accountability, for themselves !!!

    There’s no way back, …… to any semblance of meritocracy or meaningfulness.

    Sg is the ultimate “political playground”, …… where the “reward” for dominance can be outrageously obscene !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • Davidy:

    Sg the goose that lays golden eggs inside storey of jack and the bean stock.

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Food shortage akan datang! What can the millions dollars paid PAPies do about it? When other countries govt start to ban exports, what can our govt do? Of course pap cannot do anything! They’ll say, not their fault. Then why vote for them and pay them sky rocket salaries?

    Senselessly took away our farms. Happily took away our lands. Build and build roads. Build and build high rise buildings. Open leg big big for foreigners. Welcome the rich to our shore to share our food and enjoy our land. When food shortage really happens, will there be enough food to feed the huge population in this tiny island? When there’s really a need for food rationing, imagine how many outside people we have to share our already limited amount of food and water with. Needlessly to say, the rich will take the whole chicken while the peasants will share the bones to make soup.

    KNN, a bunch of useless greedy jiak liao bee who only know how to grow GDP the lazy way in order to grow their wealth the easy way.

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  • annelise:

    Politicians and the rich will never feel the punch of the food shortages. They can afford to buy from overseas and fly them in direct. ! Its happening in the world. Our high and mighty politicians are no different. They have lost touch.

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  • Trust only myself:

    Until NOW………..there are still people thinking the liars are not serving for money? Sad.

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  • sad:

    Tough time ahead.Cost of living will go up further.
    We are too dependent on other countries…
    Should have give our local farmers more support…

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  • Flatted/Vertical Farming:

    HITECH Vertical/Flatted Farming could be a solution to Urban Agriculture.

    There are still lands in the northwest and north eastern parts of Sg which can be used for HVFF.

    Farms can be developed over rivers with continuous supply of water for perennial crops.

    Exhumed cemetery lands could be easily converted into farmlands.

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  • No complain lah:

    Please don’t complain lah..

    Singapore million not easy to earn OK.Don’t believe you try.

    Running Singapore very different…so need to pay more.Also need special talent Ministers.
    Such World class type hard to find.So pay more and don’t always complain on the same thing.

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