Is three meals in a hawker centre too much to ask for?
1 moment, we have minister having sky rocket pay raise like nobody business, next we see them arguing over a mere $30 increase in monthly allowance for the old folks and disabled.
Dr Lily Neo: Sir, I want to check with the Minister again when he said on the strict criteria on the entitlement for PA recipients. May I ask him what is his definition of "subsistence living"? Am I correct to say that, out of $260 per month for PA recipients, $100 goes to rental, power supply and S&C and leaving them with only $5 a day to live on? Am I correct to say that any basic meal in any hawker centre is already $2.50 to $3.00 per meal? Therefore, is it too much to ask for just three meals a day as an entitlement for the PA recipients?
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan: How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?
Have that Balakrishnan fellow ever visited a 1 room HDB block before?
$5 a day! How the fuck can someone survive in Singapore with just $5 a day? Is three meal in a hawker centre too much to ask for? Are we expecting the old and disabled to cook 3 meals themselves?
I wonder if that Balakrishnan fellow is willing try demostrate how the fuck you can survive with just $5 a day.