Monday, May 21, 2007

Mr Lee Kuan Yew - Will you quit if we don't want to pay you the insane salary you want?

As you can see from the frequency of my postings, the ministerial pay hike issue had kept me sleepless for days already. I had read a lot of blogs, with many views telling the First FamiLEE to STFU etc. and I have some really serious thoughts.

Now, if Mr Lee Kuan Yew is implying that if we, the peasants, do not see the value and do not want to pay them the salary increase that they are asking for, then many of them will quit to join private sectors since we are unable to pay the rate to "retain" them.

Now, my question to Mr Lee Kuan Yew and all the ministers is this, "Suppose that we, the peasants, do not want you to have this salary increase as your current salary level is already way beyond obscene compared to all the 1st World countries, will you please quit now?"

If your answer is no, then I don't see the need for this salary increase.

But, if your answer is yes and you will quit right now if you don't get this salary increase, then I say good riddance because you are akin to blackmailing all of us. With the increasing income disparity between the rich and the poor, I seriously don't think you are doing a good job. I will rather take my chances and risk the scenario of having my wife work as a maid in some foreign lands as you had so omni-potently predicted than to give in to this unreasonable pay raise.

The way I see it is if you want to review the salary benchmark, then all your pays should be decrease by the percentage of the income slide in the poorest 10% of the population since the last salary review. Even then, it's still obscene. Obviously you are not doing a good job. A herd can only be as fast as its weakest members, so if you, as a leader of the herd, chooses to keep charging ahead despite the weakest falling further and further behind, then very soon, we wouldn't really have much of a herd left will we? In that case, whether you get that pay increase, stay or quit, doesn't really make a difference as this shows us that your heart is already no longer part of the herd even though your physical body is still here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Singapore Government runs the country like a business. Everything is about earning money, and the conservatives are a whole lot of idiots. It is inevitable for the PAP to fall in the far future. However, it will be far from now. Ashamed and unfortunate to be born in this fucked up country. The government needs to get an enema. All political parties fail at everything, the PAP fails in its fail, face palm in my face palm.