The more skilled you are the bigger your benefit
In response to the letter asking why is it just the big earners who get all the benefits (Letters, October 19), benefits are scaled based on salaries – the higher the salary the more money you are supposed to produce for your company the more benefits you get to make sure you stay with the company. I’m not disputing if it is fair or not but just stating facts. As for the benefit itself – companies are doing it to attract expats and to remain in the country – back home not many of us would get the same type of benefits… if any at all. ExpatDXB, Dubai When Barack Obama made history in 2008 by becoming the first African American president of the United States of America I was captivated by the race to the White House in the months, weeks and days leading up to the election. It was the first time I had watched the US presidential election process up close and with Obama’s charm and fresh rhetoric it felt right as a “world citizen” to take an interest. I watched through the night as the polls closed on November 4, 2008 and I always remember thinking to myself that this would be one of the most historic moments of my lifetime. Change was coming and the world
seemed (sort of) like a decent enough place. Fast forward eight years and it feels that we have gone back to the dark days of racism, sexism and elitism. I am neither Democrat or Republican – or American – so I have a neutral viewpoint. Speaking to an American relative she asked what I thought about the two candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I had to be honest, neither deserve to be the 45th President of the United States of America. The way these two have handled the process has been nothing short of scandalous. If there was a law for “bringing the democratic process into disrepute” then these two would be first in line for a spell behind bars. From Hillary’s email controversy to Trump’s sexist jibes and comments about vote rigging, not one day has passed without some new bad news story, And just think about this: one of these two will be “the most important person in the world”. Pull the other one. Kim K or Kanye would act more professional. I know it’s not going to happen, but last week I saw an internet meme saying that a certain “Larack Tobama” was going to be a late runner for the Independent Party. Eight years ago we needed “change and hope”. In 2016 we still need hope, but please, please, please we don’t need any change. Larack, you get my vote on November 8.