I'm new to politics but am curious to learn. What is PM Lee's PAP manifesto about? What is the purpose of having a manifesto? And will there also be a WP manifesto? - Seedly
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I'm new to politics but am curious to learn. What is PM Lee's PAP manifesto about? What is the purpose of having a manifesto? And will there also be a WP manifesto?

If you could explain it in layman terms that will be even better as I'm new to this.

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As what CH said, a manifesto is the party's vision on tackling the situation now and how to improve Singapore's situation with a competitive edge in the long term.

So, I believe that all party has their manifesto.

Most of the times, it is too good to be true. It is like a sales pitch. Some issues addressed in the manifesto is not realistic. Also, is that the key issue to be addressed NOW?

Thus, the question will then be: is the manifesto, feasible, viable to be applied and carry out?

When studying the manifesto, probably you should think how does this impact you, a fellow Singaporean ? Is it feasible to be enforced? Then research the meaning behind each decision.

Example, you may heard of minimum wages? What is the implication of that? It sounds good but economically, it is allocatively inefficient. Furthermore, a lot of data and research needs to be done to decide for a feasible minimum wages. Having too much restrictions will incur high cost. Who pay for it? Taxpayers. In my opinion, it is not impossible to apply. It will be better if the minimum wage needs to be targeted to certain jobs. These jobs are undervalued/ underappreciated, for example, cleaner, security guards, etc. The key point is that these jobs are the lower income group in Singapore.

In conclusion, just think logically and do research.

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I don't know what is the content yet. Yes, it is said that WP will launch its manifesto this weekend.

It is like a declaration of visions, objectives. Similar to a company or school vision. But probably not legally enforcable. whether they will reach there is anyones guess.

It is something like those trading salesmen ads. Make 1000% in 3 months. Become a millionaire with no product sales.

Good to hear, some may succeed, but will everyone benefit? God knows.​​​

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