Food for thought
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Another thing I have read about your all's country (that is Oklahoma cowboy speak right there haha) is that each generation is expected to work and save for that generation's livelihood. No welfare state! This is astonishing to an American like me. Here if you fall below a certain pay grade when it comes to income tax time you get what they call EIC earned income credit, which for a family of four can add up to a check of around 8 grand. We have many citizens who claim disabililty because they say they are crazy and can't hold a job - their monthly checks can total about $1200. Crazy I say and this is a big reason America is so f-cked up! And of course all of the MIC war mongering that we have been up to forever now but that is a whole other thread called what happens when you swat the elephant in the room on the @ss.
Folks you have a whole lot to be proud of when it comes to Spore system.
Any tigers left in the wild on your red dot? And what about this Monkey man of Bukit Timah???
Last edited by Nikonzen; 17th November 2014 at 01:50 AM.
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No use being one of the richest country in the world when that wealth is not shared with it's citizens.
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Singapore has sacrificed dearly to get to where it is...trees and tigers and what not...you folks should take it and run with it and defend it to the ends of Earth...plus it is sort of cool in it's modern state - kind of like that planet city on Star Wars.
Last edited by Nikonzen; 17th November 2014 at 11:48 AM.
However, Singapore has undergone so much transformation to its terrestrial landscape since 1819 that today, only about 200 ha of primary dryland forest are found in patches in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) and adjacent Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (BTNR), where the largest remnant of primary forest is.
Every time I step into the MRT, I don't even know if I am still in Singapore or not ....... I am very humble not proud .......
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Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it
here in Singapore there are systems in place to ensure that those who really need assistance do receive it, just that they need to approach the proper channels to voice their issues.
having a state-sanctioned welfare scheme where the collective serves everyone and the individual does not save for themselves is detrimental. as in the case of the bumiputra in Malaysia where the recognized indigenous race is under-performing due to the easier life they get from government assistance, breeding unhappiness among the other races. the failure of the welfare state is already well-documented and while it has its merits, it promotes laziness and dependency.
Do you guys have compulsory military service for all citizens? I think I read that your country bases it's military on the Israeli model is this so? Everyone serves?
i agree, how matter how tough life in Singapore is.. it is still better than most countries.
Today, it is much harder to proof entitlement for the support and the support is not endless but will be reduced gradually over the period of one year. On the other end, certain services are included like Internet, TV fees and others because it is considered mandatory today in order to stay employable and to not to get cut off from social life.
Apart from this, the flipping age pyramid also puts an enormous stress on the system and there is no end in sight. Where in the past 3 people worked for one retiree, today one working person has to support more than two retirees. Let's not forget that people get older today. My grandfather celebrated his 99th birthday this year and he does not need to worry that his pension will run out of money.
There's no simple answer to that...