The PAP has just called the Opposition’s bluff. It has upped the ante, it is now calling for the Opposition to show hand. And what have they got to show for it?
Yes, we will cut the President’s salary by 50%. We will ditch the pension scheme. We will cut the PM’s salary. We will stop having million-dollar ministers. We will stop linking minister bonuses to GDP alone.
Read between the lines: WE WILL DO ANYTHING TO STAY IN POWER. Even if it means giving up 50% of our pay.
Many in the Opposition think this is their victory. Wait till they realize that they now have one less thing to fight the PAP on, one less reason for the electorate to vote for them in 2016.
If they don’t understand what they should do as real politicians, not as checkers and balancers, 2011 could well be the beginning of the end for the Opposition as we know it.
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