Let's go back to Budget Debate and how much Western educated liberals are working so hard to convince policy makers to start opening up our coffers spent the monies painstaking raised by the Singaporeans who came before us.
My first example is this stinker from the LKYSPP. It is disgusting that this drivel is even associated with the name of our first Prime Minister.
The thought experiment is simple : Three children are fighting over a flute. Child A can play the flute. Child B made the flute. Child C cannot play or make flutes. The idea is that different people have a different ideas as to who should own the flute.
My personal belief is that the flute can either be given to Child A or Child B, but if given to Child A, then Child A is obligated to play sit o that all children can get to enjoy the music.
What I took offence about is that the analogy uses children implying that all policy decisions made by the powers to be impact only innocent parties.
Humanity is seldom innocent and blameless. I know because I now spend time in Family Court.
Find me a poor person struggling to overcome their personal circumstances and I will find you an irresponsible father who spends his days in Geylang and then complains that his children do not want to look after him.
I could have used a different thought exercise. You have three tumours but only the budget to remove one. Tumour A is benign. Tumour B is benign but awful to look at. Tumour C is cancerous and awful to look at. Which tumour do you eliminate ?
This evokes a different set of emotions entirely.
My second example is Kuik Shiao Yin who probably thinks that real life is as easily solvable as simply writing a GP essay. Some articles on her latest speech can be found here.
My beef is that allocating 50% NIRC is an arbitrary figure. Who died and gave Kuik the right to say that decreasing spending on the present is pragmatism whereas the opposite is being idealistic ?
I think no one has right to arbitrarily label a mathematical exercise. I think decreasing the NIRC cap to 40% is prudent and increasing it to be irresponsible. Does that make my label better than Kuik Shiao Yin?
Anyway, win or lose, we can always duke it out at the ballot box during the next elections.
Oh, except that Singaporeans never did elect Kuik Shiao Yin.
And Happy International Woman's Day !
So liberals, can we stop encouraging the rape of our reserves for a change ?
See the use of words matter !