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    1985: 1 is enough, Govt WILL take care of your old age
    1995: 1 is enough, Govt help you take care of yourself
    2005: Growing old cannot rely on the government
    2012: Delay your retirement, take care of yourself

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    2040: Age based progressive taxes on age 50 and above

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    Between 1985-2012, its almost 30 yrs... and between that 30yrs

    * S'pore suffers from at least 4 economic downturn that I can remember (1986, 1997, 2001, 2003).
    * The collapse of Communism.
    * The building of 2 Casino in S'pore
    * The release of Nelson Mandela
    * Both America and South Africa had their first BLACK president
    * Opps parties gaining much seats in SG
    * Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos joined ASIAN Grouping
    * The rise of CHINA
    * The weakening of USA
    * ETC ETC ETC....


    So... situation and time change... so does policies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Between 1985-2012, its almost 30 yrs... and between that 30yrs * S'pore suffers from at least 4 economic downturn that I can remember (1986, 1997, 2001, 2003). * The collapse of Communism. * The building of 2 Casino in S'pore * The release of Nelson Mandela * Both America and South Africa had their first BLACK president * Opps parties gaining much seats in SG * Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos joined ASIAN Grouping * The rise of CHINA * The weakening of USA * ETC ETC ETC.... So... situation and time change... so does policies...
    Well, when you say "I will take care of you when you are old and meanwhile I need you to do X for me" the understanding is that it is for the long haul. It cannot be that when you actually got old, the other contractual party goes "sorry, things changed. Deal off." Would you trust the same guy who now promises another deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    1985: 1 is enough, Govt WILL take care of your old age
    1995: 1 is enough, Govt help you take care of yourself
    2005: Growing old cannot rely on the government
    2012: Delay your retirement, take care of yourself
    Beyond 2012 you're lucky if your retirement fund is enough to see through a comfortable old age.

    Better pray that we're fit and healthy enough to be able to do some physical work post-retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Well, when you say "I will take care of you when you are old and meanwhile I need you to do X for me" the understanding is that it is for the long haul. It cannot be that when you actually got old, the other contractual party goes "sorry, things changed. Deal off." Would you trust the same guy who now promises another deal?

    Looking at what is happening in Europe... kind of impossible to said 'Long Haul'...

    Trust or NOT to Trust... very much up to you... new guy could promised just as much... but may achieve little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Beyond 2012 you're lucky if your retirement fund is enough to see through a comfortable old age.

    Better pray that we're fit and healthy enough to be able to do some physical work post-retirement.
    Any word from Lao zi about this?

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    i actually don't mind working after retirement. that's because i can't stand to be doing nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    i actually don't mind working after retirement. that's because i can't stand to be doing nothing.
    dont worry, sion will take good care of you.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    i actually don't mind working after retirement. that's because i can't stand to be doing nothing.
    like collecting trays and cleaning tables at food court?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    like collecting trays and cleaning tables at food court?
    No lah.. become a movie star in Japan

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    That's what the paper says previously but nowadays, I also don't read from papers as the news aren't real. Believe in what I sees and DTA! (Don't Trust Anyone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    That's what the paper says previously but nowadays, I also don't read from papers as the news aren't real. Believe in what I sees and DTA! (Don't Trust Anyone)
    sad.
    but i guess you could update yourself by tuning in to Uncle Fai. He has got news from all sources and all eras. should be reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    dont worry, sion will take good care of you.
    He can pose as XMM for uncles to take photos for a fee.

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    it is a dynamic world.

    The best today might not be the best tomorrow.

    We need leaders with 6/6 vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    We need leaders with 6/6 vision.
    Arm chair online critics with 20/20 hindsight can?

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    Someone pointed out to me that this is most likely a PRC newspaper as Singapore's policy was "stop at 2" and that was dropped in the 1980s.

    My apologies.

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