Stupid & Stupider
Timing of HDB tax hike 'avoid bigger increases later'
Front Page headline of Straits Times on Monday, 23 Nov 2009 by Sue-Ann Chia, Senior Political Correspondent
Quote from ST:
Rear-Admiral (NS) Lui said: "The problem is, the longer you defer it, the larger the increase will be. . . if HDB prices continue to go up."
Hence, the Government has decided to raise the property tax "to reflect the prevailing movement of HDB prices and also to give rebates", said Rear-Admiral Lui. (emphasis mine)
In Hollywood, we have actor Jim Carrey doing "Dumb & Dumber." In Singapore, we have actor (wayanger) doing "Stupid & Stupider".
Is the the current batch of mintsters treating Singaporeans as morons or are Singaporeans stupider than stupid to accept such logic?
Last I remember the GST increase from 5% to 7% to was to help the poor. Not too long after that, PAP Ministers had their million dollar pay hike with much arrogance and shameless justification of their self worth [Link]. I think the 2% GST increase lightens the burden of the poor less but enriches the millionaire ministers in PAP Government more.
To be beaten again by another HDB tax hike is one thing but to have our faces rubbed in again with such stupid (I cannot find a more diplomatic word) reason is beyond me.
Increase the property tax . . . so that you can give rebates? This must be the mother of all reasons! Just how screwed up can one get? If this isn't another male cow manure from a PAP mintster, I don't know what is.
In the second half of 2009, Singaporeans have learned that:
- Singapore Pledge is merely an Aspiration
- Singapore is not a cuntry, but a city
- HDB Tax is increased so that the Government can give give rebates