Den again, don't Ministers pay taxes? Don't Civil Servants pay taxes? On the logic of "taxpayers pay for the salary of Ministers and Civil Servants", I guess Civil Servants and the Ministries of States not only get paid to work, they have to pay themselves in order to work.
Find me a job in this country where the people have to pay others to work.
Get the median of the top 10 paid ministers in the world. That's what they should be paid. Or if they insist, can get the 75% percentile of the top 10 paid ministers in the world, so that they'll not thinking of resigning!
So, going by this logic, Ministers and Civil Servants technically don't get paid to work, but actually pay to work.
as much as the increase in Government Salary Tax allows us to!
- Dun have to pay income tax
- Dun have to buy food and necessities (so if they raise GST, they will kena oso)
- Are absolutely not affected by raises in petrol (all of 'em drive)
U mean being a Minister, they are not affected by all these?
Wah... I'd like to be a Minister if that's the case....
Let the taxpayers decide!
In terms of private companies snatching up the ministers, I think some real life cases would be really helpful to appreciate this point since I only recalled that it was the other way around for some so far. If there are indeed such cases, I will be extremely keen to see how they perform there
Last edited by lightstocker; 24th March 2007 at 09:19 PM.
but since you have raised them... let's go...
1. income tax. er... income tax is a percentage of your income. so unless your income tax bracket change, you earn X dollars, kena tax say 10%, you will still keep 90% of what your income went up by lor
2. necessities. GST is what's called a regressive tax. both those who earn more and those who earn less will be affected, but because the poor spend a greater part of their income on necessities, they will be more badly hit.
3. similar to point 2 - will petrol take up a bigger part of minister salary or of the normal guy driving to office every morning but earning $2-3k a mth instead of a minister salary?
plus, your use of the word "absolutely"... this kind of thing is a tactic used in arguing that tries to make someone else's point appear wrong just because it is not ABSOLUTELY whatever. just because Ministers are must pay more after GST doesn't mean anything. do they pay more than anyone else? do they pay a larger part of their income than anyone else? more likely the reverse.
remember, the point of the GST hike isn't just to take money away - it is to redistribute the money in a certain fashion. e.g. the poor are supposed to get more help and bigger offset package. the point i was making with my earlier statement is simply that some of the money seems to be being "redistributed" to our civil servants and politicians as well.
is this a good or bad thing? you all go and argue lor.
Last edited by pai; 24th March 2007 at 09:23 PM.
This thread is closed.
Sorry. Can talk politics in other forums, OK? But not here.