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29 October 2008

PM's Bullshit

So our PM has finally broken his silence over this minibomb issue and he said the following that really really got my goat:

"First of all, government should not be making decisions for individuals; individuals should have the right to decide for themselves, their circumstances, their preferences, their needs."

Eskew me ah.

Who decided that we are not allowed to chew gum ah?

Who decided that we are to build casinos ah?

Who decided that we are to give our ministers million dollars salaries ah?

I can go on and on with this.

Granted that the Gahmen does make good justification of these decisions but somehow we are all too familiar with the Gahmen of bulldozing their way through to the extend where when the Gahmen were to briefly mention something for the very first time, we ALL KNOW that it is already a forgone conclusion.

Did anyone actually believe that we ACTUALLY have a chance of the Gahmen not raising the GST when they first sounded out to the public to "test water"?

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 6:16 pm
OMG!! They should sack their script writer!! I can't believe he said that, with a clear conscience....it's like being caught with your hand in the cookie jar and then saying 'what cookie'?!


2. Posh left...
Thursday, 30 October 2008 1:38 am
My ex-colleague, a first time visitor to Asia and SG, said to me that it was bemusing how we managed to thrive in an environment that was sterile and bureaucratic. The irony perhaps.


3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 October 2008 8:22 am :: 
Pam: Script writer? I believe that was the transcript of a live interview i.e. it came from the horse's mouth.

Posh: Sterile indeed judging by the falling numbers of babies year after year.


4. sunflower left...
Sunday, 2 November 2008 12:28 am
Jay, hmmm for this mini bond issue, hmm more of less.. in my perspective, the investors should bear some responsibilities.
In general, if you don't have any productive year to generate income, the safest option is always FD. In short, pls don't think of any investment option, cos all investment have risk. Of course, I cant discount those investor that had misled by the relationship manager that structure deposit is fixed deposit.


5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 November 2008 11:42 am :: 
sunflower: I fully agree that the investor themselves should bear some of the losses. However, in the beginning when this just broke out, it looked as if the investor was going to bear the entire loss themselves which is not right either, given many have been misled into thinking that it was a bond.

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