01 Feb '12, 7am

PM Lee : Being poor in Singapore is better than being poor elsewhere!

I really can't believe he said this: "If you're poor in Singapore, it's no fun , but I think you're less badly off than in any other country in the world , including in the US," - PM Lee in Davos....[ Link ] It is an understatement to say he stretched the truth a little. He is not even in the same page ....perhaps not even in the same planet when it comes to what Singaporeans feel on the ground. He actually said that Singapore is the best place to be in if you're poor. If PM Lee believes what he said, he is also saying we are already there when it comes to helping the poor, no need to do much more for the poor in Singapore. Find me another developed nation, where the poor receives less help from the govt, where public housing for the poor is more expensive, basic utilities like water and elecity cost more relative to wages of the bottom 20%, where there is no minimum wages...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/02/pm-lee-being-po...

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