03 Dec '11, 4am

The middle class squeeze...

The middle class squeeze...

PM Lee spoke about the need for PAP leaders to connect with the people and that future elections will not be so easy. While communications and interaction is important, they are a means to an end and at the end of the day, people will vote based on whether their lives have improved and whether they believe their futures will be better. The key to winning back the hearts and minds of voters is to make sure prosperity is shared, the income gap is narrowed and the middle class thrives. Right now the PAP is not even on the right track and they won't be unless they can overcome their ideological approach to policy making. Their insistence on "self reliance" and resilience from workers to escape from greater financial responsibility puts the onus on those who have lost the ability to do so due to the inequalities that is now built into our system and many have fallen into financ...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/12/middle-class-sq...

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