2008年10月27日 星期一

感性新蕉

百行以孝為先。這是讓中國人引以為傲的基本倫理,既然是一種根深柢固的價值觀,便沒有所謂感性還是理性之分。但我們的執政者似乎由始至終都忽視了這令中國人社會與別不同的重要價值,以致一子錯,滿盤皆落索。

那查家宅才可多給長者區區三百大洋的鬼主意,在全城近乎一面倒柴台下,不足十天便收回成命。相比當年銷售稅拖曳連月,若非阿爺喝停,政府也不懂停,這次生果金風波算有進步了!可惜,政府只是來個悻悻然讓步,踏下台階時也充滿怨憤之情,為自己招來無窮後患。

原本理直氣壯又可贏得掌聲的「順應民意」,說成為怎麼「理性的政策討論被整個感性的反應通通蓋過」。 其口中所謂的理性討論,還不是拋出一堆數字?說甚麼增加生果金一年便要多用十八億,言下之意就是這些錢不值得花。但值得與否,就是涉及價值觀,其觀點毫不含糊,也可絕對理性!那免費招待長者吃粥的愛民邨冬菇亭,連日來獲市民捐錢贈貨支持,就是港人敬老的最好說明。

現在,曾特把生果金一戰歸功於「感性反應」,等同宣布全港市民失卻理性,不單冒犯無辜的你和我,也變相確認「感性」大勝,鼓吹最困擾他的所謂「感性反應」。日後,政黨們定將在這「感性」戰場上,鬥過你死我活,愈感性,愈能迫政府退讓,愈能邀功!那麼,議事廳內外,再有甚麼新「蕉」作感性的宣示,可要反過來多謝曾特的提點了。

3 則留言:

Norman 提到...

I need to give Mr. Wong some syringes when they talk about medical financing and coverage...haha

On a serious note, I tend to agree with MingPao's editorial commentary on this. The government cannot function properly if it is focused on meeting all the benefits different interest groups have. This precedent would have serious repercussions on other projects such as medical coverage for all.

I want my old age benefits too, but I don't want it if the government is spending money like the Republicans (haha).

繆美詩 rachel miu 提到...

norman, it's always controversial as to how the gov should allocate its resources.

gov will always face competing demands.

either you stick to your original stance, if you belive it's the best for all, and most legitimate, or you give in with a view to win some support desperately. you just don't show your disdain and condemn those who demanded the change...

that's not what a politician should do...

Norman 提到...

Exactly. I don't think people like their leaders to flip flop.

I would however really love to see an "analytical presentation" of how wrong his projections could be. I don't think Mr. Tsang can take it if someone really challenge his assumptions, projections and conclusions.

Probably that would lose more face than yielding to a banana, I think.....