Singaporean chides PM Lee: Majority of us don’t agree with your policies at all
Posted by temasektimes on July 27, 2012
PM Lee, I think the majority of Singaporeans don’t agreed with your policies at all. All of us come from different backgrounds, be it young, middle aged, elderly so in fact your population growth had a huge impact on all segments of our lives.
There are few things a government should never get it wrong despite less perfect policies and one of them are JOBS. Expensive Housing we can rent a flat, downgrade.
Poor Transport system we can walk, wake up early and etc. If a person lost his job and there are so many competition, he does not have much options. When you increase the population, did you consider and understand the term ‘structural unemployment’ within our society. It’s not so simple as upgrade and learn new skills, the implications that come with structural unemployment goes way beyond what you can imagine.
To put it simple, what happens when there are less jobs and the mobility of your workers are no longer there. Example, last time we have 5 applicants for a job vacancy. Now we have 30 applicants for a job, you think Singaporeans will not be marginalized.
Do you see the impact now? When you increase population, you always keep a close track of the no. of applicants for a job especially when there is a downturn.
*The above was first posted as a comment on PM Lee’s Facebook: