The problem of positive discrimination

There is an issue that is fundamental for me: that whoever participates in the development of our internal economy, as a direct agent, entrepreneur or worker, must have the same treatment in all forums.
In fiscal policy, in labour policy – although it is perceived here, and accepted, that priority should be given to local people if they have the same qualifications and experience of those who do not have a local BIR – and in health, to mention perhaps the least controversial areas that should be extended to everyone who works here.
In my opinion, the recent decision to increase bus fares is not a novelty in “positive discrimination”.
Look at the salary tax.
The return of 60 per cent of the tax paid up to the limit of MOP12,000 only applies to citizens with a BIR.
When there are no citizens with a BIR for local jobs and the DSAL authorizes the importation of non-resident labour, this is done as if it were a punishment against the employer and the worker himself.
The employer is obliged to pay MOP200 per month to the FSS for each imported worker, even if they are not covered by or benefit from any social security!
Therefore, when the government now speaks of positive discrimination, it is talking about yet another form of positive discrimination.
In fact, although DSAL requires, when issuing an import permit for a TNR, that non-resident workers have the same salary as local ones, official statistics clearly prove otherwise.
Given, then, that this is the most vulnerable working population, one who needs transport to go to work, without support for housing or health, this is bitter positive discrimination.
Much more bitter because it also discriminates against Chinese nationals, who are the majority of immigrant workers!
No, this is not the way to solve the problem of buses and traffic.
Without these immigrants, it would be difficult for casinos to generate so much money.
Discrimination here is various: taxi and bus drivers, croupiers, who can only be local!
The savings generated by rising bus prices – which are heavily subsidized by the government, and whose companies have accounts that are not transparent enough for the public to have a correct view of their P&L (profit and loss) accounts – are “minimal” and will weigh on the pockets of all the people most in need, who use buses to move, like bread to the mouth!