17 Jan '12, 3am

We Not Stupid, Ok? Siew Kum Hong on #ministerpaycut debates.

The Straits Times ran a story on PAP MPs' rebuttals of Mr Chen Show Mao's speech on ministerial salaries. [note: the ST story is completely available for free, but it may not stay fully available for long] Below is the text of what I wrote on Facebook about these PAP MPs' so-called rebuttals. I am posting this instead of working because this article made me so fed-up. It is ok for politicians to engage in politicking, and it is entirely expected that PAP MPs would line up to try to rebut Mr Chen Show Mao (and probably told to do this, when they were scheduled to speak after him). But I cannot stand poorly-reasoned arguments, which are replete here. 1. "'The difference between the proposal accepted by the PAP Government and the WP's proposal is that the latter leaves out the principle of sacrifice (and the) discounts to reflect service to the people,' [Zaqy] said." An odd c...

Full article: http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-not-stupid-ok....

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