The Great Six Grand Rubout
Tuesday 23 August 2011, 3.00pm HKT
THE GOVERNMENT has started registering people yesterday (22 August) for the one-time cash handout. This is the six grand (US$769 or £467) that
Tom Selleck our Financial Secretary promised to every Hong Kong resident 18 or older.
And already people are complaining the registration process was unnecessarily complicated — exactly as I’ve predicted in some posts before.
Geriatrics are the first batch of registrants — understandably so, because of their higher chance of dying off waiting for the six grand to come through. The gerries were totally put out yesterday as to how the fill out the forms.
Whaddaya expect, peep’l? It’s standard operating procedure for any government round the world to give on the one hand and take back on the other.
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