Friday, October 02, 2015
Please don't solve any problem and make everything expensive.
I was at the Bukit Timah Hawker center today and the whole area is a big mess due to the construction. The carpark is FULL and causing a jam, and the surrounding areas are also very slow in traffic due to construction on Clementi Road and Bukit Timah Road.
And strangely, with all the chaos, the hawker center is rather empty. (Due to haze?) I've heard about this complain almost daily now, "Stop Upgrading! It only causes the prices to go up." It seems that their argument on upgrading and rents are not invalid. In my experience, all upgradings lead to increase in rents and increase in prices.
Going on Facebook, when citizens complain that PRs and Foreigners are paying almost the same for education in Singapore and Singapore education is expensive, the government increase the prices.
When Singaporeans complain about not having enough preschools in their estates, the fees go up.
Too many cars, COEs, ERPs price go up.
Train breakdown, MRT fares and Bus fares increase despite drop in oil prices.
People (foreigners) are speculating in housing market, Stamp duties go up.
It seems like having this 49 million excluding bouus (a year) worth of ministers in parliament their solutions seem to be, lets tax more and make it more expensive.
Nothing has changed much in the last 10 years except.. You guess it ... price of everything go up... Unfortunately, salaries don't increase as fast.
-- Iron Bowl