The education system of the PAP has produced many people who cannot think but will follow their leaders blindly.
If the leader introduces any stupid measure and tell them that this is to prevent terrorism or national defense, they will believe it it blindly and defend the measure totally. It does not matter that the measure is ineffective or wasteful.
These people cannot judge whether the money is spend correctly. It is easy to fool them. They cannot think and are gullible. This is due to brainwashing by the mainstream media.
The remind me of the sheep in the novel, Animal Farm.