Daily Lessons from Life 14 May 2018 - EP Speech debates
"Social divide, inequality take centre stage in MPs' response to President's Address
SINGAPORE: Social divide and inequality in Singapore were a big focus among People's Action Party backbenchers as they debated the President’s Address in Parliament on Monday (May 14).
The MPs suggested several ideas to target inequality, which President Halimah Yacob last week said will be tackled during this term of Parliament.
The MPs suggested several ways of bridging the divide, through the education system and housing and social policies, for instance."
No new input n ideas really on bridging the widening inequality gap!
Initial meritocracy has bred an elite class. Education become unequal as the have hv more resources to "invest" in their kids to get to "good" schools, tuitions, etc.
Hence the government's preschool push since 2016 NDR Speech!
HDB flat is a depreciating asset which i commented in is NOT going to change unless the government is prepared to give every citizen a place to stay as long as they live FREE! Or state sponsored!!
One of the best way to re-distribute OLD WEALTH is to hv estate duty. That was abolished before Mrs Lee's death n supposedly to attract billionaires to Sgp who create invest n create jobs n wealth for Sgp citizens!!
So, lots of talk. Nothing very radical. Putting estate duty back may be one!! Anyone want this?
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
Have your visited the www.7eleadership.com website?
2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old