I’ve in Oslo now, so posting my thoughts as I go along. These are two more postings which I had made on Facebook:
Do you know that with the prices that Singaporeans have to pay, we should be earning at least $2,000, to be able to save enough and retire?
However, nearly 40% of Singaporeans earn less than $2,000.
Do you know that with the amount of tax that Singaporeans are already paying, we should be able to receive free healthcare and education.
However, Singaporeans have to pay more than 60% of total health expenditure and the government would give nearly $400 million to foreign students but would make Singaporeans pay $400 million in university tuition fees.
Singaporeans, do you know that we are being robbed?
They claim that wages cannot go up because otherwise, prices would. But prices are already going up without wages going up!
They claim that we cannot have free healthcare and education because otherwise, we would need to pay more tax. But we are already paying more tax and it’s not coming back!
Singaporeans, we are being lied to and being cheated.
As I’ve shared, a cleaner in Norway earns $4,500. After tax and social security, a cleaner in Norway would still have $3,000.
In Singapore, a cleaner would earn $800. After tax and social security, he or she would only have $664.
For the average Norwegian, he or she earns $8,000 and after tax and social security, would still have at least $4,500.
For the average Singaporean, we would earn only $3,250 and have only $2,665 after tax and social security.
What this means after tax and social security, about 70% of Singaporeans would still earn lesser than a cleaner in Norway.
However, they pay about the same prices for groceries. Housing and cars are cheaper for them. And they are receive free healthcare and education, according to the Norwegians.
Yet, from the meagre salaries we are left with, Singaporeans still have to pay for healthcare and education.
This means that we would have even lesser than $664 for a low-income person and $2,665 for the average Singaporean!
And because the government takes our retirement funds for their own investments, Singaporeans now shoulder one of the heaviest national debt in the world at 115% of the GDP.
And at 77.2% of GDP, Singaporeans also have one of the highest household debt in Asia. We are given low wages but made to spend more than what we earn.
Why are Singaporeans made to pay for the same (or higher) prices but forced to earn up to nearly 5 times lower than a Norwegian!
Singaporeans, we are being cheated! Where is all the money going to??
The richest in Singapore earns even higher salaries than the rich in Norway. The PAP ministers earn millions while their counterparts would earn only 3 to 4 times lesser.
Do you see where our money is going? It’s fine for the rich to earn more but when the government forcefully presses down the wages of the poor, so that they can allow themselves to get ahead, then something is very wrong.
Singaporeans, we have lost our government.