Monday, November 24, 2008

Austerity Grandstand

CNA reported: Next year, the Prime Minister will actually see his salary fall to pre-revision levels.

The Public Service Division also said the Prime Minister has and will continue to donate all increases in his own salary after the April 2007 revisions, to good causes for five years.

With 19% cut, it's now $2,997,000 for the PM instead of $3,700,000. Wow, such a big drop in the ocean. It must be painful!

With this pay cut, I just hope they won't hip hop again and make a song and dance of their 'altruism'?

"A panel of ministers was asked if senior officers and leaders in the public sector would lead by example and take pay cuts in difficult times. 'We're not here to grandstand,' Mr Tharman said."

Poor Mr Tharman is now forced to grandstand.

Grandstanding in Austerity?

Poor souls. They are between the devil and the deep blue sea. If they did not lead by example by having a pay cut, they are inhumanly callous. If they bite the bullet and take a reduction, they are grandstanding. Well, if the man did
not make a mockery out of national service and nation building in Singapore by paying himself five times POTUS's salary in the first place, he'd would not be in such bad light now.

As the reason for their humongous pay rise was to match their talents, let's brace ourselves for a 18%-19% drop of good governance and policies from our government. It's a shame that their talents are no longer worth their original salt. As they will not be paid their 'worth', will some decide to quit their ministership and move to greener pastures like being doctor or lawyer again?

It would be a shame if they do. If they go, the golden period would be over and our mother, wife, sister, daughter and grandaughter may have to start looking for position as maids in other countries.

To every life, a little rain must fall.

Will the brewing thunderstorm cause the lightning to strike within its own circle?

Meanwhile lets hope those with 18%-19% pay cut will use their talents to take care of these folks who do not have any pay to cut.
Or have their talents been wasted in Citigroup, UBS, Merrill Lynch and ABC Learning and town councils' investments?



At November 25, 2008 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This place is run by a bunch monkeys and baboons.

At November 25, 2008 at 9:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

19% of $4miliion & $1500 means totally different meaning.
as usual the poor (civil servants) will suffer greatly while their ineffective elites just buy less bmws.

At November 25, 2008 at 10:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I defer and need to make a correction to the first anonymous comment: "This place is run by a bunch of rich monkeys and wealthy baboons."

At November 26, 2008 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'19% of $4million & $1500 means totally different meaning'

The difference is of galactic proportions when the economy improves and they start the restoration process. The one on $4million will get a retoration of several times the cut. The one on $1,500 may not even get any restoration or only a fraction of the cut. Just watch the show.

At March 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do You interesting how to [b]Buy Viagra per pill[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=][b]Buy Viagra per pill[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also you can find on our sites.
Generic [url=]legal buy viagra online[/url] is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
[b]viagra st and
fmale viagra
blue pill not viagra
what is a alternative to viagra
levitra compared to viagra
Free Viagra Moreno Valley
viagra on internet prescription online
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.

At November 19, 2012 at 7:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheapest xanax best site buy xanax - xanax side effects on liver

At November 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how to buy xanax online legally xanax side effects day after - buy xanax online canada

At December 29, 2012 at 6:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Тhanκs foг the gooԁ writeup. It іn truth wаѕ oncе а аmuѕement
account it. Lοok аdvanced to more introduced agreеablе frοm уοu!

By the waу, hoω could ωе communicate?

Review my blοg; payday loans online no faxing
Feel free to visit my web page : Pay Day Loans

At November 1, 2014 at 9:12 AM , Blogger oakleyses said...

chanel handbags, gucci handbags, tiffany jewelry, jordan shoes, polo ralph lauren, christian louboutin shoes, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade handbags, oakley vault, prada outlet, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, coach purses, coach outlet, kate spade outlet online, louboutin shoes, coach outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, coach outlet store online, nike shoes, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet store, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet online, tiffany and co jewelry, burberry outlet online, nike air max, prada handbags, louis vuitton handbags, michael kors outlet online, longchamp outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, tory burch outlet, burberry outlet online, red bottom shoes, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban outlet

At November 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM , Blogger oakleyses said...

nike roshe run, nike air max, sac michael kors, nike free pas cher, true religion outlet, nike air force, burberry pas cher, michael kors canada, coach purses, air max pas cher, nike free, ray ban uk, sac vanessa bruno, sac louis vuitton, timberland, longchamp pas cher, guess pas cher, scarpe hogan, louis vuitton pas cher, true religion, vans pas cher, hollister, nike blazer pas cher, louis vuitton, ralph lauren, converse pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, oakley pas cher, true religion outlet, chaussure louboutin, mulberry, tn pas cher, hermes pas cher, ray ban pas cher, lululemon, north face, louis vuitton uk, michael kors uk, air max, hollister, new balance pas cher, lacoste pas cher, longchamp, nike air max, north face pas cher, air jordan

At November 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM , Blogger oakleyses said...

asics shoes, p90x workout, insanity workout, ferragamo shoes, jimmy choo shoes, uggs on sale, beats headphones, mac cosmetics, reebok shoes, ghd, barbour, vans outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mcm handbags, marc jacobs outlet, longchamp, nfl jerseys, wedding dresses, babyliss pro, new balance outlet, rolex watches, north face jackets, instyler ionic styler, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, chi flat iron, abercrombie and fitch, giuseppe zanotti, ugg outlet, birkin bag, mont blanc pens, hollister, soccer jerseys, uggs outlet, ugg, nike trainers, lululemon outlet, nike huarache, herve leger, ugg soldes, valentino shoes, celine handbags, nike roshe, roshe run, north face outlet

At November 1, 2014 at 9:21 AM , Blogger oakleyses said...

timberland shoes, lancel, moncler, air max, hollister canada, moncler, oakley, converse, ugg boots, canada goose, ray ban, canada goose, vans, canada goose uk, baseball bats, juicy couture outlet, moncler, hollister, moncler, converse shoes, toms outlet, uggs canada, moncler, hollister clothing, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, ugg, supra shoes, montre femme, gucci, replica watches, canada goose outlet, nike air max, karen millen, canada goose, canada goose pas cher, canada goose outlet, iphone 6 case, coach outlet, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton canada, ralph lauren, wedding dress, moncler, parajumpers outlet, louboutin

At April 21, 2016 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Cran Jane said...

North Face Outlet Skechers Shoes Marc Jacobs Outlet
Chan Luu Sale Toms Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Toms Shoes Sale Beats By Dr Dre Coach Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Oakley Sunglasses Valentino Shoes Burberry Outlet
Oakley Eyeglasses Michael Kors Outlet Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Purses Kate Spade Outlet Toms Shoes North Face Outlet Coach Outlet Gucci Belt North Face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses Toms OutletNorth Face Outlet Nike Outlet Nike Hoodies Tory Burch Flats Marc Jacobs Handbags Jimmy Choo Shoes Jimmy Choos
Burberry Belt Tory Burch Boots Louis Vuitton Belt Ferragamo Belt Marc Jacobs Handbags Lululemon Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes True Religion Outlet Tommy Hilfiger Outlet

At August 28, 2016 at 6:45 PM , Blogger Eric Yao said...

Skechers Go Walk Adidas Yeezy Boost Adidas Yeezy Adidas NMD Coach Outlet North Face Outlet Ralph Lauren Outlet Puma Sneakers Polo Outlet
Under Armour Outlet Under Armour Hoodies Herve Leger MCM Belt Nike Air Max Louboutin Heels Jordan Retro 11 Converse Outlet Nike Roshe Run UGGS Outlet North Face Outlet
Adidas Originals Ray Ban Lebron James Shoes Sac Longchamp Air Max Pas Cher Chaussures Louboutin Keds Shoes Asics Shoes Coach Outlet Salomon Shoes True Religion Outlet
New Balance Outlet Skechers Outlet Nike Outlet Adidas Outlet Red Bottom Shoes New Jordans Air Max 90 Coach Factory Outlet North Face Jackets North Face Outlet

At March 10, 2017 at 11:22 AM , Blogger eric yao said...

Coach Outlet ED Hardy Outlet Coach Outlet Store Online Kate Spade Outlet Cheap Jordans Coach Purses Coach Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton

At April 13, 2017 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

ralph lauren
hugo boss
rolex replica
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap ray bans
michael kors handbags
air max 90
oakley sunglasses wholesale
oakland raiders jerseys
cheap ray bans

At April 21, 2017 at 10:17 AM , Blogger raybanoutlet001 said...

green bay packers jerseys
michael kors handbags
nike shoes
dolce and gabbana
gucci sito ufficiale
converse trainers
nike blazer
michael kors outlet
saints jerseys
michael kors uk

At June 9, 2017 at 4:13 PM , Blogger aaa kitty20101122 said...

five finger shoes
pandora jewelry
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
lebron james shoes
hogan outlet online
adidas ultra boost
air max 2017

At June 15, 2017 at 11:46 AM , Blogger eric yao said...

Coach Outlet ED Hardy Outlet Coach Outlet Store Online Kate Spade Outlet Cheap Jordans Coach Purses Coach Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton

At July 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM , Blogger raybanoutlet001 said...

kate spade sale
hermes belts
pandora outlet
kate spade outlet
louboutin shoes
louis vuitton sacs
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet
adidas nmd
fitflops sale

At July 21, 2017 at 4:10 PM , Blogger 1111141414 said...

jordan retro
links of london sale
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet
nike air zoom
under armour curry 3
adidas superstar UK
yeezy shoes
michael jordan shoes


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home