Staying Together, Moving Ahead

So the PAP theme is not “Grow the economy, share the fruits” as what SM Goh said early this year. Maybe they are afraid that we voters will demand for peanuts and not fruits.

Anyway, the theme is “Staying Together, Moving Ahead”.

Some of the key points of the manifesto.

Create opportunities for Singaporeans.
Give the young the best start.
Encourage every citizen to play a role.
Do more for lower income Singaporeans.
Help older Singaporeans to lead full and active lives.
Provide affordable healthcare for all.

I was laughing when reading those words on the newspaper just now.
They must be kidding me…..

Create opportunities for Singaporeans.
A young girl who is good at playing table tennis will ask:
“Do I have the opportunity to represent Singapore in commonwealth games and carry the national flag during the opening ceremony?”

Give the young the best start.
A poly student who just grad with average results will ask:
“Do I have the chance to study in NTU/NUS/SMU?”

Encourage every citizen to play a role.
A blogger who is interested in politics will ask:
“Can I blog about the politics of Singapore without fear of being invited to drink coffee?”

Do more for lower income Singaporeans.
A factory worker will ask:
“When will the govt revert the employer CPF contribution to 20%?”

Help older Singaporeans to lead full and active lives.
A senior citizen working in the fast food outlet will ask:
“When can I withdraw all my CPF money and retire peacefully?”

Provide affordable healthcare for all.
A man who just discovered that he has cancer will ask:
“How many percent of my medical bills can be paid by my Medisave?”

I’m already laughing before I started reading the Sunday comic sections…..

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