Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TPP: Fast Track is on track again

I have never felt emotional over trade pacts like the TPP. Singapore's future depends on it. It was at first defeated in Congress. Now the Senate has given it another lease of life. How much of what is happening before our eyes was because LKY had prepared them when he was still with us and Shanmugam had gone to the Hill to remind them, I don't know.

What I know all along is this: We are either exceptional or nothing. Not too hot, not too cold the comfortable Goldilocks life the stars tell us is not in our future.

Most people here may not appreciate how important the TPP is and is mostly consumed by cost of living issues. At least they know the opposition is not up to the task of forming an exceptional government.

Even a once exceptional government had started to take us for granted. We taught them a good lesson in the last GE. We almost gave them another punch during the PE.

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