29 Nov '11, 3am

PAP is the US's lapdog? #sgpresident #sgpolitics #sgelections #sgelection

Given the might of the corporate interests in the US, however, concerns for the welfare and rights of workers were brushed aside and the USSFTA was quickly passed by the US Government. Pandering to MNCs MNCs, being the entities that they are, are on the constant look out for low tax regimes and cheap, plentiful labour. The PAP Government dutifully obliged. Many multinationals operating in Singapore enjoy generous tax holidays. And as far as cheap labour is concerned, the PAP takes care of that by introducing its notorious immigration policy, indiscriminately flooding our population with foreign workers. It is clear how the USSFTA works to the advantage of big business in America. How it benefits Singaporeans is another story. The problems Singaporean workers face with the widening income inequality, suppressed wages, housing price inflation, etc have stemmed, directly or o...

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