Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:43:38 GMT
Local: Wed, Sep 16 2009 9:43 pm
Subject: Re: Do I smell a General Election round the corner?
The ground is extremely bitter. Internal polling indicated only
20+% job approval rating.
So these measures are to sweeten the ground first.
Will not be this year. Could be next as there is a small window
of economic opportunity before a second dip.
"The Cynic" wrote in message
> Have you all noticed that the latest developments in the corridors of
> power are aimed at appeasing locals, eg, curbs on property
> speculation, setting a cap on immigrants, taking measures to make
> Chinese nationals learn basic English and increasing allowances for
> full time NSmen. These are some of the grouses that have been
> simmering on the ground for a long time but the MIW either brushed
> them off or justified their stance. One MIW even went to the extent of
> saying that China mei mei at kopitiams created jobs for locals.
> However, the groundswell must now have alarmed the hierarchy and hence
> they are taking remedial steps. Why the sudden interest in listening
> to the ground? Obviously they intend to hold a General Election soon.
> Hence, they have decided to go soft. We can expect more yearend
> goodies and payouts, and then GENERAL ELECTION.