WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN [till the next boo-boo]

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REALLY, NO RESPITE FOR CONSUMERS



The nation-builder press, Apr 24 2003.


The nation-builder press, May 11 2003.

The above story quoted workers leader Mr Lim Boon Heng, the minister without portfolio: "With the SARS outbreak having badly affected many industries, labour chief Lim Boon Heng thinks cost-cutting measures are necessary."

But earlier on May 7, the $ingapore government wanted everyone to start shopping.


"Prices are rising. Wages are falling. Unemployment is rising. And the government's solution: Go shopping!"
- The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, May 12 2003.

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GOOD STORY, PART 2
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The nation-builder press, Mar 13 2003.

According to General Lee Hsien Loong in the above report, "times are bad but costs have gone down, not up" he argued in $ingapore's parliament.

On March 25, 2003, the Asian Wall Street Journal published this:



On the same day (Mar 25, 2003) in $ingapore, the nation-builder press published this:



But $ingapore's newest nation-builder press, Today, offered another view:



By Mar 28, it offered yet another look at consumer prices:



Then on Apr 24, 2003, we read this in the nation-builder press:



It said: "Prices rise for fifth month in a row."

Good story, nation-builders.

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The nation-builder press, May 7 2003

JOBLESS SINGAPOREANS FACING INCREASINGLY HIGHER PRICES ARE NOW ENCOURAGED TO SPEND???
IN SEVEN MONTHS, PRICES WILL GO UP AGAIN DUE TO THE NEW 5 PER CENT GST TAX.


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