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Steve of CA Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:44 PM
"The state's attitude can be simply put: being poor here is your own fault. Citizens are obliged to save for the future, rely on their families and not expect any handouts from the government unless they hit rock bottom." What about elderly or disabled people who do not have family to support them. or those who need hospitalization or surgery and cannot pay the astronomical bills? By the way, almost all the children in Chinese orphanages are girls because of China's one-child policy and the cultural tradition that male offspring support their elderly parents.
Michael182 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 2:56 PM
Sinapore is NOT China:

Singapore, also known as the Republic of Singapore, is located in Southeast Asia. It is an island state at the southern tip of the Malaysia Peninsula.

Read more:

SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due " large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent.

A taxi driver tells me, "Everyone here works." With unemployment at an astonishingly low 1.9 percent, he is nearly right.

In part, this is due to a work ethic that seems to be in the genes here. But there is something else at work that should astound...