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Budget 2012 should have more economic stimulus, direct cash assistance for needy

Budget 2012 should have more economic stimulus, direct cash assistance for needy

Budget 2012 should have more economic stimulus, direct cash assistance for needy February 21, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 21 February 2012 In the 2012 Budget announced in Parliament, the Finance Minister laid out plans to reduce Singapore’s dependence on foreigner workers, implement a permanent GST voucher scheme, provide more assistance to the elderly, and encourage firms to employ older workers and disabled workers, as well as raise productivity levels. While the government’s long term view is to be applauded, we already have see many of these issues raised in previous budgets, with nothing much to show for. For example, the government has thus far not honoured its promise to reduce the dependency on foreign workers, because the government did a U-turn last year and increased the intake of foreign workers from 53,000 in 201...

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