Tag Archives: Budget 2017

GOVT DOING ALL THEY CAN TO HELP, SO STOP COMPLAINING

Despite all the bad publicity over the Budget 2017, I feel the government has done all this in the best interest of Singaporeans. They are doing all they can to improve the lives of Singaporeans. You cannot win everyone over, but sometimes, populist acts are not beneficial to a country. Again, all these shows the government are working very hard to help Singaporeans. But we being Singaporeans, all we know to do is complain. The government can never win.

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BUDGET 2017: PAP GIVE HALF MONTH REBATES BUT RAISE S&CC BY WHOPPING 20%

It states that “eligible HDB households will also see their service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates increased by half a month”. In this connection, it was announced just three days ago that “15 PAP town councils to increase service and conservancy charges from June 1” (Straits Times, Feb 17). I understand that this translates into an increase of between five to 20 per cent, by next year. As an analogy, it may be akin to telling you that I need to charge you more because it cost me more, but I will help you by giving you a rebate – but I never tell you how much more I will receive from the price increase or how much more it is costing me

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