calugaruvaxile wrote:this is the best joke today!! eu can survive without all the immigrants. you losers would starv as you can't even cook your own food anymore
We know you have a lot of love for Singapore. But truth be told, a country like Singapore decided to prune 50% of foreigners, and yes, like Singapore, they needed foreign help to even flush the toilets.
Guess what happened ? Nothing - nada, Zilch.
The country stumbled for a five of years or so and is now doing fine.
All Singapore needs is a strong willed leader to do the amputation, and things will get fixed by themselves after that.
That you need all the foreigners here or Singapore will die - is a myth. It may struggle, terribly, but doubt Singapore will die.
i'm not sure when sg has "decided" to "prune" the foreigners. as far as i can see, sg just can't afford some of them anymore (A-STAR already started to "prune" their foreign employees before bonuses).
the others who left (individuals and businesses) were not "pruned", but rather - left for greener pastures.
and what happened, really? well, let's see. read your beloved paper (the straits) and see that the number of unemployed sg pmets is going up rapidly. also from the same paper, the number of vacuum-filled apartments is following the same trend. and the number of clientless shops in the shiny-new malls. the taxes are going up, the benefits are going down (hey, let's see the bonuses this year!!). ya know how this is called? depression.
the worst problem for sgporeans is that they're trapped in mortgage paying for they are "asset-rich". and they are "trapped" as selling your beloved "snapped-up property
" today gives you two options: 1. wait for ages for a buyer willing to pay enough for you not to lose money ('cause it's your pension money in those walls) and 2. sell at loss, declare yourself backrupt and be restricted in traveling. either way, you're trapped.