Monday, March 08, 2010

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Most Unproductive of Them All?

"The Singapore government of course!"

Yes, we've been jawboned to be "cheaper, better and faster", but it is the government who should improve its productivity.

To run the various government ministries of the little red dot with a population of five million, the ministers are paid at least $1 million each. This is almost twice the salary of the U.S. President who governs the world's 1st economy with a population of about 300 million.

The three ministers without portfolios are even more unproductive. Despite having no ministries to take care of they are paid more than $2 million each.

But to top it all is the PM who despite being paid a gargantuan $3 million still needs 2 Senior Ministers and one Mentor Minister to hold his hands!