Total number of letters: 22, 8 print, 14 online
Pro-PAP: [print] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [online] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Neutral: [print] 1 [online] 1, 2, 3, 4
Pro-opposition: [print] 0 [online] 1
Non-political: [print] 1*, 2 [online] 1, 2*
Oh boy, I have to quote this from one of today’s letters:
Some (of those who vote the opposition) vote out of self-interest because they believe that by depleting the reserves, chasing foreigners out, killing manufacturing and shrinking our army, the opposition can deliver them HDB flats cheaper and faster, give them better job opportunities and cheaper health care.
blah blah blah
There will always be unwise voters motivated by short-term goodies.
Such a poor summary of the opposition’s stand. And who are the ones offering short-term goodies at the moment?
Here’s another one:
The opposition parties, for so many years, have been selling their policies and ideas as better than those of the People’s Action Party, but I have seen no follow through.
So, instead of always asking the People’s Action Party Government for handouts to help their constituents and lamenting the unfair treatment, why not set up their own opposition investment company (OIC), the equivalent of the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC), though not necessarily in size.
How is this even workable? Whose money do they put into OIC? Are the poor residents in the opposition wards going to have to contribute to this as well on top of paying taxes to the government? And then what? How do you expect the opposition to follow through with anything when they have no place in the current government? Maybe they should go form their own opposition government, the equivalent of the Singapore government, though not necessarily in size. Then they can pass policies and bills and we can see if they are good ones … oh wait …
Not bad ST Forum. I think you’ve outdone yourself today! 12/22 pro-PAP letters. Although I wish you had better quality control.
Standard disclaimer: As stated before, not scientific and contains my own biases. Also, I realise I’ve taken letters that are anti-opposition to mean they are pro-PAP, which to me is quite likely but I also realise that one can be both anti-opposition and anti-PAP.
* Not terribly sure about these two letters. And can we please stop with the “should I vote PAP or should I vote opposition? Only time will tell” sort of letters. I am not sure what benefit they bring.