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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Can We Move On?

You know what they often say about wasting time posturing in parliament? Well, the way I see it, it's happening with the Ministerial Pay Issue. If I were the PAP, I would just listen to what WP has to say and state that the pay has already been cut, and why don't we just sit back and review a little later? No need to respond to every detail and parry and attack. Just ignore some things because it is clear that it is political posturing.

If I were WP, I would move on and focus on other things such as the MRT, housing and EDUCATION. But no, they wanna score points on the pay issue and in the process, Chen Show Mao (whom I actually like) made a comment that just doesn't cut it with me.

"Serving the country is not a sacrifice, it is a privilege." says Chen Show Mao.

He makes it sound like he would do this for free. I have no doubt he would (which is really makes him special) but I don't expect every politician to have the independent means to do this. Let's be halfway realistic instead of all idealistic. I get tired of the political wayang that goes on and on about Ministerial Pay. Pay has been cut. Let's move on.