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    Default How much should our ministers be paid?

    Today got numerous full page justification on this.

    Any opinion on this?

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    Default Re: How much should our ministers be paid?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    How much should our ministers be paid?
    Be paid as much as the satisfaction and prestige of holding high offices in this land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Be paid as much as the satisfaction and prestige of holding high offices in this land.
    So any figure$ ?

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    Default Re: How much should our ministers be paid?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    So any figure$ ?
    Got people shoot for free because of love of photography.

    I'm thinking of similar line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Got people shoot for free because of love of photography.

    I'm thinking of similar line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Got people shoot for free because of love of photography.

    I'm thinking of similar line.

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    Default Re: How much should our ministers be paid?

    Their pay should be based on performance. Is that the criteria at which they are judge now?

    Non-performing ministers should have a money-back guarantee.

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    Default Re: How much should our ministers be paid?

    paid peanuts...but now upgrading to cashew nuts, next move are ginko nuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    Today got numerous full page justification on this.

    Any opinion on this?
    IMHO, don't pay them peanuts .....
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn View Post
    paid peanuts...but now upgrading to cashew nuts, next move are ginko nuts...
    Peanuts is not cheap wor.... as mention by **AH HEM** :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by soons View Post
    Peanuts is not cheap wor.... as mention by **AH HEM** :P
    ya...now already 1 and a half packs ma....going for newer more costly nuts.

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    1. $10,000 per working day.
    2. $3m for each successful re-election.
    3. 2 virgins each year.

    Reasons:

    1. $10k so he/she wants to wakeup early to start the day.
    2. $3m so he/she can keep the people happy enough throughout their terms for them to be re-elected.
    3. So they don't have to 5crew the people they are supposed to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspere View Post
    1. $10,000 per working day.
    2. $3m for each successful re-election.
    3. 2 virgins each year.

    Reasons:

    1. $10k so he/she wants to wakeup early to start the day.
    2. $3m so he/she can keep the people happy enough throughout their terms for them to be re-elected.
    3. So they don't have to 5crew the people they are supposed to help.
    I m talking about foreign MPs hor....
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    the more i read today straits times, the more i

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    From indepedence to free from foreign debts to amassing $100b in national reserve in a few decades... What is a few millions? I say lets not be penny wise and pound foolish. Yes yes... some people are saying there are many poor people around, civil servants should serve for free. But to me that is losing the big picture.

    To me, Singapore can become what it is today is not because of the population is special. Everyone can think of how hardworking they are, how much they contribute to the economy etc. But the difference is at the top. What makes our fore fathers so special? Are they super effective, productive, creative? Did the early group of migrants have some special skills that other countries lack? I think the difference lies in the top.

    Why compare our ministers pay to private sector and not to other ministers in other countries? Because the talent pool is global. If we don't snatch them up, others (private companies) will. And I don't agree that they should serve with their hearts, get less pay. I say lets get the best in terms of ABILITY and INTEGRITY. They can pocket millions if they like as long as they managed the country well and keep on bringing in the money.

    And even if you compare to say U.S. of A., their presidents screw up much more then ours I'm sure. Just that they can afford it. So you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

    Ok, I'm going to get a lot of flame for this. All I'm going to say is see the big picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn View Post
    paid peanuts...but now upgrading to cashew nuts, next move are ginko nuts...
    next they chew on your nuts.... please spare mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    next they chew on your nuts.... please spare mine...
    isn't that what's baby bonus for?

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    I make around S$200K/annum as a functional manager in the region.
    My local boss, my guess is >S$350K/annum.
    Depend on the scope of responsibility and performance of the MP, >S$500K/annum is reasonable. Just my humble opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbiegrapher View Post
    the more i read today straits times, the more i
    you still read that national morning bible ah?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    you still read that national morning bible ah?!
    They should be paid according to their performance. I hate to see ppl comes in as a minister, dunno do what... go these country sight seeing and straits times reports " Ties between Singapore & XXXX country has been strengthen after visit by XXXX minister. "

    Then next month, XXX country ban rocks export to Singapore...
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