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Old 20-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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Angry Lee Hsien Loong: Singaporeans only know how to complain about price increases

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Speaking at the National Day Rally yesterday (Aug 19), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the increase in cost of living is a good thing, and that when people pay more, it means their standard of living have gone up:

“Our standard of living have gone up. That is a good thing because it means that our lives have improved. However to sustain this higher quality of life, people are spending more than before and that can put pressure on them.”

Using mobile phone as an example, Lee Hsien Loong then compared the 1990s generation, where phone bills were “S$8 a month or S$100 a year”. The S$2.2 million-a-year minister said some low-income families have phone bills as much as S$300 a month because everyone has a handphone.

Lee Hsien Loong also ridiculed Singaporeans for complaining about the cost of living, saying that they only remember price increases. Picking statistics from the oil price peak period of 2008 and forming his own price chart, Lee Hsien Loong defended the 13.7% increase in electricity prices for 2018:

“Electricity tariffs today are actually lower compared to 2008. According to my chart, the electricity tariff stood at 25.07 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the third quarter of 2008. Since then, it has gone up and down over the years and is now at 23.65 cents per kWh. Unfortunately, we all remember vividly when the electricity tariff goes up but when the tariff comes down, we forget quickly.”

The millionaire minister who inherited his premiership from his father Lee Kuan Yew said the current cost of living is affordable and that Singaporeans have to be responsible for themselves instead of relying on the government:

“The Government has tried to keep inflation low and prices stable, but we cannot completely prevent prices from increasing…We will make sure that HDB housing, healthcare and education are affordable so Singaporeans do not have to worry about them. Measures are in place to allay worries related to the rise in water and electricity prices, but Singaporeans also have a responsibility to look after your own wallets amid lifestyle changes.”
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Old 20-08-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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He is right in a way that poor Singaporeans r not really exactly poor
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gahmen oso forgetful after elections.
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Speaking at the National Day Rally yesterday (Aug 19), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the increase in cost of living is a good thing, and that when people pay more, it means their standard of living have gone up:

“Our standard of living have gone up. That is a good thing because it means that our lives have improved. However to sustain this higher quality of life, people are spending more than before and that can put pressure on them.”

Using mobile phone as an example, Lee Hsien Loong then compared the 1990s generation, where phone bills were “S$8 a month or S$100 a year”. The S$2.2 million-a-year minister said some low-income families have phone bills as much as S$300 a month because everyone has a handphone.

Lee Hsien Loong also ridiculed Singaporeans for complaining about the cost of living, saying that they only remember price increases. Picking statistics from the oil price peak period of 2008 and forming his own price chart, Lee Hsien Loong defended the 13.7% increase in electricity prices for 2018:

“Electricity tariffs today are actually lower compared to 2008. According to my chart, the electricity tariff stood at 25.07 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the third quarter of 2008. Since then, it has gone up and down over the years and is now at 23.65 cents per kWh. Unfortunately, we all remember vividly when the electricity tariff goes up but when the tariff comes down, we forget quickly.”

The millionaire minister who inherited his premiership from his father Lee Kuan Yew said the current cost of living is affordable and that Singaporeans have to be responsible for themselves instead of relying on the government:

“The Government has tried to keep inflation low and prices stable, but we cannot completely prevent prices from increasing…We will make sure that HDB housing, healthcare and education are affordable so Singaporeans do not have to worry about them. Measures are in place to allay worries related to the rise in water and electricity prices, but Singaporeans also have a responsibility to look after your own wallets amid lifestyle changes.”
it should be our cost of living has gone up and it is bad because with the same amount of money, we are getting less.
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Since when did chicken rice deflate back to $2?
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Speaking at the National Day Rally yesterday (Aug 19), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the increase in cost of living is a good thing, and that when people pay more, it means their standard of living have gone up:

*********Our standard of living have gone up. That is a good thing because it means that our lives have improved. However to sustain this higher quality of life, people are spending more than before and that can put pressure on them.*********

Using mobile phone as an example, Lee Hsien Loong then compared the 1990s generation, where phone bills were *********S$8 a month or S$100 a year*********. The S$2.2 million-a-year minister said some low-income families have phone bills as much as S$300 a month because everyone has a handphone.

Lee Hsien Loong also ridiculed Singaporeans for complaining about the cost of living, saying that they only remember price increases. Picking statistics from the oil price peak period of 2008 and forming his own price chart, Lee Hsien Loong defended the 13.7% increase in electricity prices for 2018:

*********Electricity tariffs today are actually lower compared to 2008. According to my chart, the electricity tariff stood at 25.07 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the third quarter of 2008. Since then, it has gone up and down over the years and is now at 23.65 cents per kWh. Unfortunately, we all remember vividly when the electricity tariff goes up but when the tariff comes down, we forget quickly.*********

The millionaire minister who inherited his premiership from his father Lee Kuan Yew said the current cost of living is affordable and that Singaporeans have to be responsible for themselves instead of relying on the government:

*********The Government has tried to keep inflation low and prices stable, but we cannot completely prevent prices from increasing*********We will make sure that HDB housing, healthcare and education are affordable so Singaporeans do not have to worry about them. Measures are in place to allay worries related to the rise in water and electricity prices, but Singaporeans also have a responsibility to look after your own wallets amid lifestyle changes.*********
Really affordable ah. If one sound within limits, no car loan to repay , that's a huge chunk of money saved. Want car want everything of course cannot afford lah.
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Issit his job to make sinkie life's better? What's wrong with more money rite?

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Old 21-08-2018, 12:09 AM   #13
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it should be our cost of living has gone up and it is bad because with the same amount of money, we are getting less.
First, what's your net pay? Then so you own a car?

Is vehicle a need or a want? Will one die without a car?

If buy house and car, unless you are manager class, if not, it will never be enough.

Please don't say it's not affordable. I do not own a car, but I'm doing fine.
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it should be our cost of living has gone up and it is bad because with the same amount of money, we are getting less.
Standard of living is correct.

He gave an example of people in the family sharing a landline phone in the past versus each person having a smartphone now.

When I saw schoolboys and schoolgirls using iPhones, and there's a recurrent monthly bill, it's obvious that the standard of living has gone up, and of course, there's a cost.

In the past, students don't get to enjoy Liho or Starbucks or Koi. People didn't have Korean bbq.

These are lifestyle changes, which are to do with standard of living.
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Old 21-08-2018, 12:09 AM   #15
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True. My spendings have gone up many times. Take for example Rast year about this time, i only paid about average $70 each for the entrances for myself, wife and 2 children to go universal studio. Yesterday i paid almost $200 for each person because i decided to get express pass for all of us. Knn miw.
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