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Posted 1/14/08
But this might be a turning point in our currency! More salary means we can exchange for more $$$ of other countries since other country's product is cheaper. But then again, SG market might collapsed
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Posted 1/14/08
very sian..!!!! if its getting any higher better migrate to Australia or New Zealand..
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Posted 1/15/08
if i am not wrong when they increase gst they also got sae minister pay increase? correct me if i wrong
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Posted 1/15/08
Thats right. Well i don't know the reason but thats wat i heard. PM pay increase, GST increase
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Posted 1/15/08
They should have increase the income tax instead, less burden on the low income families... Looking at the way the government is going, we are heading down the rich gets richer, poor gets poorer road...

And i always thought of their high pay as some kind of legalise corruption. some country ministers corrupt also might not be able to reach tat amount. and i find Mr LKY's, with all due respect, explanation for their increases in pay just not acceptable...
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Posted 1/16/08
hmmm? i dont agree with the minister's pay increase... if you want to serve your country... you shouldnt be doing it for the money... and a pay increase doesnt mean that the corriptness levels would go down... people who want more pay... will soon not be satisfied with their new pay... but... i doubt the increase is linked with the gst... considering singapore has a budget surplus almost every year recently... and our reserves are HUGE!!! really... a lot... there shouldnt be a need to increas the gst just to finance the pay increases of civil servants... i kinda agree with hoy... except for the income tax... if Singapore wants to attract foreign talent... especially those with incomes in the top brackets... if Singapore's income tax is low... foreigners form countries with dual income tax agreements w/ Singapore may choose to pay income tax to Singapore instead if their own countrie's taxes are higher... we get money... but the gst does put more burden on the lower income families.. which the bonus package thingy doesnt really offset in the longterm...
and hoy.. the lky there... and bs in the same sentence... watch out for the isd eh? lol.. i better be cautious too... XD
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Posted 1/16/08
hmmm, i nv tot of the foreign talent part... however, if i have any say in this, i would still go for income tax increase, whats the point of getting more money when it doesn't ease the burden on the poorer ppl?
haha, ya, u r right, that was reckless of me... i shall just made some changes and be more careful from now on, thanks...
Posted 1/18/08

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deathmemories wrote:

soon Spore living expenses will be damn high. i wonder will people working get more salaries? and will part-timer earn more too? if very thing increase,part-timer like me only earns 5bucks per hour wont help much. DAMN!!!


Oh!!! What you work as???


i work at ben&jerry. erm spore is a developing country as we will have better privilege. but even so,spore living expenses is SUPER high!!!

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Posted 1/18/08
Ahh maybe... But PM pay increase where got time to spent $$... He should just ride the helicopter and throw $10 note everywhere
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Posted 1/20/08
horrible!! the government earns more, the poor become cashless.
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Posted 1/20/08

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Ahh maybe... But PM pay increase where got time to spent $$... He should just ride the helicopter and throw $10 note everywhere


lol... yeah... i wish... haha.. thatd be so funny.... "here, Singaporeans... this is part of the workfare bonus scheme!!! * shouting over the noise of the helicopter blades* VOTE FOR THE PAP!!!!!" yeah... and with the $10 notes... he can throw pap flyers as well... maybe that can be part of the new campaign in 2010... especially in opposition areas... XD
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Posted 1/20/08
pm gt donate $$ to a lot of charity $$ , so pay rise also benefit the needy
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Posted 1/20/08
ya charity remanber NKF??
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lol... haha... the whole saga was abt the only exciting scandal we had for a long time... and do they really donate a lot? really? and did you know some donations over a certain amt are tax-deductable? haha... but.. really... i think we have a pretty good government... or had... whether it continues to be.. is a diff matter... we will see ne? and the pay rise benefitting the elderly isnt really so... i mean.. if they didnt award themselves pay rises and channeled the funds into welfare aid.. itd be a more direct means of help...
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Posted 1/20/08
might i also point out that for people unable to work... the financial aid they recieve is only $250? a month... or 280... and the govt refused to up it saying it was enough.. but it was calculated that these people need at least $400+ a month to survive... including the medical checkups and stuff...
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