This is the sad state of affairs in the so called First World & First class society in Singapore today! We have CAN fighting for “subsidy” the word here is “SUBSIDY” and not “FREE” transport concession for the last 10 years, and nobody in authority seem to have heard or notice! Something is very wrong! The poor and the disabled are left to die and no body cares a damn! Otherwise how can the voices of CAN be not heard for 10 long years?
Sad to say it’s the same case regarding the senior citizens’ whole day transport concession issue.This issue have been dragged on for decades! The same old silly excuse that the full paying passengers will be cross subsidising the fares is non-sense!The transport companies are not going to increase the number of trains and buses just to cater for the seniors and the disabled, thus the cost remains the same. So how does the cross subsidy comes into play?
Here we have to argue for the extra $30 for the poor till the cows come home.Fight for the transport concession till the throat is coarse and mouth dry.Whereas there, one $million minister, can just give out $10 million to the new foreigners and free English lessons without betting an eyelid!!
Is this the type of caring society the ministers have been so passionately talking about? Or are we all still in dreamland?? TheOnlineCitizen comment by "dreamer"
Thursday, December 10, 2009
at 9:49 PM