a civil servant preps his staff
"In 2000, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong announced several measures, including the Children Development Co-Savings Scheme, or Baby Bonus, to address the issue of low fertility."
I'll prep the meeting room; go find the budget.
Slay all the sacred cows and seize the day:
It's life and death you know, so let's not fudge it.
Our side's been slacking; we shall have to nudge it,
Before Foreign Affairs get in the way:
Whoever lasts the longest gets the budget.
We'll lasso in Manpower to enlarge it,
Extend the scope and boundaries of play;
You can trust the Home Team expert; he won't fudge it.
I know the Finance figures will begrudge it,
And yes, there's no assurance this will pay;
But stay the course and we shall win the budget.
Health says we're good to go, so don't pre-judge it,
Just let the Feedback process have its say;
The ground's too sweet right now for us fudge it.
Environment's ideal to follow through; let's budge it.
The extra bonus will more than defray
our hidden costs. No, it won't blow our budget:
Now, do your Nation proud, madam. Don't fudge it.