28 Feb '12, 5am

It seems that the amount of the bill has been jacked up by the inclusion of various costs, justified or not. A...

It seems that the amount of the bill has been jacked up by the inclusion of various costs, justified or not. A...

How did the Government come up with the amount of $35? How can the consultation fee in a polyclinic be one-third more than what a private GP charges when the private practitioner has rent and staff salary to pay? It seems that the amount of the bill has been jacked up by the inclusion of various costs, justified or not. A 'big' subsidy is then given to demonstrate that the Government is doing a lot for the people. This seems like a leaf from the HDB's playbook. The Government inflates the cost of the flats by factoring in land cost at market rates as well as opportunity costs, and then claims to subsidise the flats by selling them at a 'lower' price. It's like the guy who, instead of selling you a banana for 50 cents, hikes the price to $1 and then peddles the age-old sales trick - buy one, get one free. Singaporeans must not fall for this gimmick any longer. We must see t...

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