Wednesday, June 18, 2008

When living is tough, prepare to make more spontaneous, bad decisions

The average RM3000 income per household (one working dad, one full-time homemaker mom, 2 pesky kids) just isn't enough. It is all good if they reduce petrol subsidies and divert the "saved" money to other 'needed' development, but in the meantime, the population have to eat, sleep and crap. We need food and shelter to go on. It is no good telling us that the extra petrol money will go to some other future development, we need to live now.

We seriously need better economic solutions in place of the subsidy reduction. And I am not seeing any, even after I have put on my astigmatism-corrective glasses. Tadak. Bo. Nada.

Don't compare us to Europe or America who are paying market price for their oil. First, they don't produce as much oil per population like Malaysia, second their living standards and income are way ahead than us. Why am I feeling that the Malaysian living standard is regressing? Why are the majority of us just earn enough to get by, when the beloved politicians can afford big houses and a lux lifestyle abroad?

Where did we go so wrong?!


Blogger Johnny Ong said...

the frequent comparison with other nations is pure case of running out of ideas to explain to the citizens

June 26, 2008 12:07 AM  

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