I wrote this post on my Facebook and thought to share it here.
What Singaporeans need to know is that we are not competing with just the 5.3 million people in Singapore for jobs here. We are actually competing with the 7 billion people in the world – billion, mind you.
If a government truly cares for Singaporeans, it will implement a minimum wage so that we will be able to earn enough to survive in Singapore, it will reduce prices for basic necessities like healthcare, education and transport, and it will also ensure that elderly Singaporeans will be able to retire with enough to use. The government will also protect the jobs of Singaporeans so that we will be able to provide for ourselves.
But the PAP has done none of that.
Instead, the PAP businessmen have created possibly the most open door policy in the world which allows them to be able to source for the cheapest labour in the world, so that they can maximise their profits, and this is what will allow them to have the economic growth they want.
But this economic growth will never benefit Singaporeans because the PAP has refused to define a poverty level and then implement a minimum wage to that level. In other words, the profit that Singapore earns will not go back to Singaporeans.
The money that Singapore makes will always only go back to the PAP and enrich themselves.
You have to understand that behind all those fanciful words of wanting to help Singaporeans that the PAP keeps saying, it is all only a show. Have our lives actually improve? Are we actually able to lead better lives? Can we afford healthcare? And are our children able to study in the childcare centres and universities with ease?
Add to this, the problem is that the PAP businessmen have put themselves in government, so they can fudge the statistics any way they want and make things look good, even if they are not, and we would be none the wiser.
Truth is, in Singapore, we no longer have a government. The PAP has styled itself as the government but it is really only using government as a front for its business. This explains why it will never take care of Singaporeans anymore because the PAP businessmen’s goal is to always maximise its own profits at the expense of the workers and thus Singaporeans will always earn depressed wages and have minimal welfare and social assistance from the PAP businessmen.
Some of us might hold on to the blind faith that the PAP businessmen will one day have a change of heart and decide to spend more to protect Singaporeans. But the PAP businessmen have been taking away your money for the past 30 years. Why would they suddenly decide to take care of us?
If the PAP businessmen have stopped taking care of Singaporeans for the past 30 years and we have been hoping and waiting for the past 30 years that they might one day do so, but they haven’t done so, what makes us imagine that they would actually decide to turn around suddenly?
What the PAP will do is to keep taking your money but put up a show to pretend that it’s returning the money to you. But we know the PAP will not do so. It has not done so with the Pioneer Generation Package, it has not done so with the MediShield Life and in the recommendations released today by the CPF Advisory Panel, the PAP businessmen will still not return you your money.
So forget about the PAP, forget that they will ever help you. If anything, the PAP businessmen have helped themselves with your money and each of them have become millionaires.
Meanwhile, have your lives improved? Or has it started going downhill?
So, it’s all up to you now. We can keep pretending that things are well and that the PAP businessmen will suddenly take care of us or we can wake up to the reality that the PAP businessmen will only keep squeezing more money out of us, while making us to do the hard work for them, while they take our money and get rich.
I’ve lost complete faith in the PAP businessmen to be able to protect Singaporeans. I’m now waiting for you to decide to do what’s right so that we can protect our own lives, our children’s lives and their children’s as well.
So, help us.