Who do all these benefit?

Sometimes good news makes one wonder. For example, look at this headline from Channelnewsasia:

 

“S’pore set for tourism record-breaking year,

unveils $360m tourism talent plan”

I don’t know whether to celebrate or cry, really. Such headlines happen so often nowadays. Yet, when you think about it, the government is not sharing all the fruits of these good news which come about through the sweat and toil of ordinary Singaporeans.

All they will give you is some handout just before the elections. When you are old, they tell you to buy your own annuity insurance. Even those most desperate and needy on the public assistance scheme gets only $290 from the government.

So, what do headlines like these mean to the average, ordinary Singaporean?

Should we jump with joy for having worked our asses off to attain “record this and record that”?

Or should we start demanding that the govt share the fruits of our hard work – instead of just gratifying themselves with multi-million salaries and bonuses?

Something to think about, huh?

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