General Elections 2015 begins! It’s time to cast your votes! This time to your political party in Singapore. The General Elections of 2015 are just around the corner and it has caused quite a sensational stir here in Singapore. With the added usage of social media and the gen-y kids with their first foray into the voting cycle, it’s no wonder every news platform is publishing about the general elections.
Well, here at Empire Global we are under the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Which is the political fight between the incumbents PAP versus the SPP-DPP joint party. It will be an exciting fight as strong leaders of the PAP have stepped down to make way for new leaders. Of course, we will not tell you which party we are voting for (voting is secret).
General Elections 2015 & Money
Money has always been on every Singaporeans minds especially in regards to housing loans, loans and CPF. Debates have been launched on such topics and it will always be the talk of the town. This is important as the cost of living in Singapore is set to rise, the thought of having to work till old end is certainly scaring the younger generation to build families.
It has been significant in our population numbers as the number of new births are on the decline. Even with subsidies and incentives setup for families, Singaporeans at large are still on a worrying mindset of money and trying to keep up with their loans.
And yet the cost of living is one of the most complained issue during the general elections. Furthermore, the widening income gap has made the situation worse. Some of our customers mentioned about the cost of living in Singapore and how it had affected them when they come to our loan officers.
“It’s not just about people paying more. The deeper unhappiness is the sense that economic growth and wealth have not been suitably shared.” – SMU law don Eugene Tan.
This has probably got people to pay more attention to what the different political parties have to say on the different heartland issues in Singapore during the general elections campaign. It is clearly evident this time round as crowds had turned up during the Worker’s Party first campaign.
Government Policies & General Elections
Like you, we are concerned about business. In terms of employment as an employer, we do have issues in hiring and maintaining our staff at times. We also look towards the different policies that the government intends to implement. Such as the much talked about 4% interest rate on money lending. That has caused quite a stir within our moneylending industry. Even at Empire Global, we have to make a couple of changes in terms of our business. We of course want what is best for our borrower clients.
The debates on foreign talent (FT) is especially obvious. Furious locals are banking on new policies to change the numbers of such foreign talent that seems to be snapping up their jobs. We as employers are more concerned with employing reliable and good people.
It indeed is a complicated case that remains set to be unresolved totally. Read more on a debate that about general elections whether it is able to cause investors to flee if the ruling party loses more than half the votes.
Well what about you? Who’s your favourite political party?
P.S: We have no affiliation with any political party. Just a voice.