The Singapore Ministry of Health has announced that the Singapore government is going to reduce health subsidies given to Singapore permanent residents (PRs) by 10% this year and another 10% in 2011. This comes after a recent increase in school fees for PRs and foreigners studying in local schools (another stupid move).
All these moves have me scratching my head because I cannot see the logic of all these moves by the Singapore government. It’s “seems” that these political moves are the Singapore government’s way of responding to complaints of Singaporeans about the amount of foreigners living in Singapore. However if it is, then the Singapore government is going about it the wrong way.
I mean the cost of living in Singapore is high but having higher prices for non-Singaporeans doesn’t help Singaporeans. If I have to take a 25 year loan to buy a HDB flat, does it help me in any way shape or form that my PR neighbor is taking a 30 year loan to buy the flat?
No, it does not. I am looking for something that benefit me, not something that screws my neighbour. Even if he is a PR!