Posting An Article Before Anything Else...
This is part rant and part news update.
You have been warned...
This is the news update...
Our local train system, the MRT, is down, well, not all of it. Just some parts of it... almost everyday. There are no trains travelling from the North Avenue Station up to the Shaw Station and vice-versa because of a power interruption. Trains are only travelling from Shaw station up to Taft station.
Wow! Just wow! This has been a regular thing. Not sure if they are doing this on purpose to justify the recent fare increase and quiet the various groups who want to roll back the prices to the previous one.
Don't you just hate it when the city's transport system sucks? To my international connections, how's the transport system in your city/country?
More transportation news but again this is local based as well.
There's a clamor for a fare hike because of the increase in the price of gas and petroleum.
Expected to follow... fare hike ---> demand for higher salary ---> increased prices of goods ---> more demand for higher salary---> nothing happens!!!
To explain, the fare hike will prompt people to ask for a salary increase from their employers, companies will decline the requests. Workers will rally and demand for better pay. Meanwhile, companies will increase their fees and prices on the goods and services that they give citing the recent fare hike. This is turn will make the demand for salary increases louder and wider across the country. Politicians will use these issues to get media mileage but nothing will happen and then everyone will just be contented in accepting the fare hike.
However, the beneficiaries of the fare hike, the public transportation drivers, will not benefit from it. The fare hike will just go to the owners and operators of their vehicles and will just be added as 'grease money' to the corrupt cops and local and national officials.
News update over.
Now, here is the rant...
I need to post first when I log into the site. Not check the recent activity. Not check my profile page comments. Not anything.
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