Friday, May 18, 2018

Useless Prime Minister : A Public Comment

A brave lady called Florence had this to say in the Reach Budget 2018 WhatsApp Chat....

Dear Prime Minister. Your budget makes no sense at all. I am not like one of these many lemmings on here that praise it and don't know what its about.

Can you care to explain the following:

1) If you have a budget surplus of almost $10 billion from last year, why are u still raising the GST?

2) Isn't giving us $300 on one hand (bribing one with one's own money) and taking it away on the other hand with a GST increase, rather meaningless?

3) Why are we spending billions $ on infrastructure like rail and roads when we have a zero population growth and almost negative birthrate? Who are we building these infrastructure for? To accommodate your target of 6.9 million population? So, we are spending Singaporean taxpayer money on infrastructure for foreigners?

4) Why is our defence budget 40% larger then our healthcare budget, more then $4 billion more. To buy weapons and equipment to fight who? Name our enemy, Mr. Prime Minister. With an aging population, healthcare should far surpass the defence budget, not the other way round

5) Increasing the education budget by giving more edusave bursaries to our student is like giving crumbs to us. Your govt is giving full scholarships to foreign students, why can't we get that deal instead?

6) If u need more money, instead of taxing the poor with a GST increase, why don't u raise the tax rate for the high earners (those earning over $1 million a year).  I am sure there are thousands of such people, including all your Cabinet Ministers and many MPs. If you tax them more, u surely can avoid the GST.


  1. 1. 10 billion is peanuts.
    2. This is redistribution of wealth. The poor receives more than what they pay.
    3. This is not foresight. We are playing catch up with our infrastructure due to lack of foresight.
    4. We are the only non-muslim country in this region. Go figure that out.
    5. Because the government is trying to buy talents. Talents here get scholarships too. If you're not getting that means you don't matter.
    6. GST is taxing the rich more.

    1. The worst thing about Singapore spending so many billions but has the weakest Airforce in comparison to our neighbors. Indonesia and Malaysia already have state of the art Russia Sukhoi 35 planes while we still using 14 year old dying F16s with outdated sensor avionics. Even leopard MBT tanks is proven a tin can in Syria war. Singapore is just doom to fail with this useless PM

    2. Since when did the country also import the 5¢ army of little pink commies like this one???

  2. 1) Sadly, Singapore is in debt due to T5, Tuas mega port and the now probably cancelled HSR

    2) 100% spot on with that

    3) Cut the crap with the xenophobic nonsense, railroads benefit everyone. more MRT stations means less reliance on cars/taxis which will ease congestion on the roads and lessen travelling time across the board. in a high pace culture like ours, every minute saved counts.

    4) The reason why our independence is not messed with is precisely because we have a strong and technologically advanced defense force that acts as a deterrence to possible adversaries. Without this we would not be independent today. People need to be alive to receive healthcare, without defense there would be no Singaporeans to receive healthcare in the first place. Also, insurance and government schemes take the burden off largely if you plan for it. There is no free lunch in this world sadly, so we can either whine about it or plan for it on our own.

    5) 100% agree with you, we have stellar talents in Singapore who may never be discovered or reach their potential due to money and this is highly disappointing.

    6) Yes and no. The rich are not stupid. They will know how to skirt and work around whatever tax law that is implemented. That is precisely how they remain rich. However, i do believe that tax for people who have income of $1 million and more should be taxed higher as you have suggested. GST is required but more transparency with where the money is being spent and more schemes and programmes for those who need it should be implemented.

    You make some valid points, but you are also cherry-picking for the sake of it.
    I myself have voted for opposition and will continue to do so, but I also give credit where credit is due. We don’t have it that bad.

  3. I agree with your comments except No. 4. We need a strong defence force not necessarily to fight but deter. If you do not know who our enemies are and need the government to name our enemies then you are not fit to pass comments. In our volatile society, a friend now can turn to an enemy and are waiting for an opportunity to walk over us once we are not prepared.

  4. Second najib but even more cunning

  5. Whoever u r ....i luv u for d reality chk....n u r absolutely ryte
    We r dealing with ex PM najib's buddy...

  6. Exactly that's what we wanted to know !

  7. Exactly that's what we wanted to know !

  8. I disagree with the point of defence.

    It must be a top priority. Without a strong SAF, our Country will be easily conquered.

  9. Totally support. The Government did not place Singaporeans citizens as priority anymore. To them, taking more money is their priority, forgething that there are still alot low income and huge increase in senior citizens. Senior citizens work hard for Singapore, in the end tgey need to pay even more to Singapore and unable to enjoy retirement life.

  10. All bullshit. That y he like najid not maha. He is worst than Najid.