This policy is morally wrong. I don't buy the whole idea about working after retirement. Personally I will work if I have the health and the drive to work. Energy and health decreases at old age. For people with poor health, how do you expect them to work?
Look at some poor aunties and uncles. Many walk with a limp. They shouldn't be working, and yet they have to. They have done enough for the country and their loved ones and it is time for them to take a break. Yes, I am being emotional. But I think you guys have seen some very old Ah Peks carrying bundles of evening papers from the vans to their mini-stalls. If you think carefully, it is very sad.
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I still believe we should have the right to choose for ourselves. It is indeed sad that our final resting days have to be controlled by the authorities. Some talk like you will not have illnesses when you all are old. Incredible. Nothing can be predicted. Yes, people are living longer, but does that mean that it is our fault for living longer? Some people like to work til they die. Ok. Some people like to cash out and enjoy themselves like kings before they meet their maker. Ok also. It is own personal choice. I still believe in freedom of choice.
All I see in this forum are folk yelling out their self-interest only. "I want lower taxes, fast advancement, high wages, low costs, early retirement, universal welfare, income growth in old age", without considering how they all fit together. At the end of the day, the g-ment needs to cater to all sections of society. If we on this forum, of the DSLR/Photoshop/Travel photography/Blogger ilk, can't even get our heads around the issues and pull our weight, make the necessary compromises and support initiatives, then the g-ment can think up the best policies and none of it would work.
let me think about, what the garment is trying to do us Singaporeans.
retire later? what has retirement gotta do with the age we can take out our CPF? isnt CPF our OWN money?? no?? we still work, but cant we take out our money at 55 years old still? weird, isnt it?
at 1st, they say to us women, pls bear more babies as we have aging population.
the 3 months' maternity leave is given, lotsa allowance.. only beneficial to those who intend to have babies. people like me ? i think garment will ask me to fly kite
then , they increase GST.. which many bizmen are taking this golden opportunities to increase this price, that price... okay. i think we're heading for inflation... foreigners/ MNCs/foreign investments pulling out of Sg... way to go
now, they think the funds are pulling out ..funds running low? no problem... so garment gonna targer who ?
sorry but unless we die before we reach 67, we basically are living in a country called Singapore - Pay And Pay
No, I am not using it as a stick to beat the raising of the retirement age. I think by the age of 67, if we are still strong enough to carry on working and you are happy with your job. By all means, nobody can stop us.
But, if you are limping and maybe your leg knee caps are hurting while you are walking and still you have to work. I think that is sad.