Puppet President Tony Tan passed 2017’s S$75.07 billion Budget with no comment today (Mar 16), allowing the ruling party government to raise new taxes and water prices. The yearly $1.54 million fat cat Singapore President has no comment on the government budget and instead claimed that he was merely acting on the advice of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) – a committee of members appointed by dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
This rubber stamp will be the last of Tony Tan’s presidency as the next Presidential Election is coming in September 2017. Puppet President Tony Tan praised the government and the status quo system in his Facebook post:
“It is a constitutional safeguard to ensure that any expenditure drawing on our past reserves will need the concurrence of the President. This institution of the Elected Presidency and CPA ensures that Singapore will always adopt a prudent approach of fiscal sustainability and financial discipline when it comes to planning the nation’s budget. It is not a roadmap with defined checkpoints, but more like a compass to help us navigate the uncertainties ahead…I am confident that with this right spirit, we can progress as a nation and move forward together as a people.”
Due to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s heavy-handed interference, the next Presidential Election of Singapore will likely see a walkover with PAP MP Halimah Yacob the only one candidate in the entire island of 3 million citizens. Legalised corruption plagues Singapore’s political and social system, with the current government under the dictatorship of the son of Lee Kuan Yew.