hmmm, here's the oil price chart for the past year , daily.
price got decrease also arr
past 1 year chart
who noe where i can find the chart for the past 10yrs ?
But besides on harping on such finer points of the argument, perhaps you can also tell us how does Sg transporation compare to them in terms of competition.. since we must always be objective in the arguments and not veer off for the sake of arguments.
In NZ cents, can't finde Sg one, but they seem to use Sg index.
Still onli as far back as 04 onli.
Last edited by StrifeYun; 6th August 2007 at 05:26 PM.
Anyway I think I've accomplished my main objective here.
My main objective is to really get people to look at numbers, look at energy prices, look at annual statements, do some research and compare against other countries instead of straightaway complaining. Now people are doing that. Even the ones who seem to be anti-establishment are taking supporting materials from government websites.
If you've done your homework and looked up the relevant statistics and facts and still can argue based on a fair analysis that the increase in fare prices are not justified, then fine. I won't argue further.
But what I really dislike is knee-jerk complaints whenever prices go up. Inflation is a fact of life. No matter what reason is given (oil prices, CPF contribution, better buses) by the PTOs, people will still complain.
If transport companies try to increase fares when economy is doing badly, people complain and government will try to get the transport companies to hold off the increase until economy is doing better. In 1999, there was actually a rebate given during the Asian Financial crisis (from Cryn's document Annex C). Imagine that! Transport companies taking a hit for the sake of the country. But now economy is doing better and transport companies want to raise fees, people still complain. So when should transport companies raise fees? In bad times or good times people still complain. They like to hold this as an issue to whack the government with.
Anyway, I'm probably done with this thread until someone can raise some very good points on why the fare hike is not justified since my main objective is to get people to really find evidence to support their feelings and not knee-jerk reactions.
A relevant article published in Today:
Originally Posted by Today 060807
Sorry Sire, ur objectives are not met.
Judging by the overall reactions from various forums, majority of the netizen deemed the
increase is unnecessary and unjustified.
Profits are high despite cries of oil shortage worldwide and increased operating costs.
While unresolved problems are yet to be solved, tansportation companies are finding reasons
to justify the approval for price increase.
There has to be an END to this current trend of price hike for every other thing (after GST)
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who say the economy is good now?? A lot of us still have not reinstate back to our previous pay.... who say the economy is good... please...... sigh..... why keep saying the economy is good.... one good example is just look at the Saturday's classified section..... if you have been following... you should know this yourself clearly.... please... dun keep saying the economy is good.