04 Mar '12, 1pm

We have the budget to educate children of foreigners but not Singaporean children for pre-school.

We have the budget to educate children of foreigners but not Singaporean children for pre-school.

The moment WP spoke about improving the lives of Singaporeans by having better safety nets, the PAP responded by using words like "Nigerian Scam" and arguing that higher social spending will lead to high taxes and govt debt. So much for 1st world parliamentary debates. The conclusions are formed even before we do a decent analysis, work the cost and decide how we should pay for measures that will improve the lives of ordinary Singaporeans. If the PAP is determined to improve the lives of Singaporeans, it has the means to do it. We shouldn't get into debt but if tax reform can yield better outcomes to the majority of Singaporean families and narrow the large income gap why is the PAP so averse to it? But even before we consider changes to the tax code, there is plenty that can be achieved by examining the way our budget is allocated. In the US while most politicians agree t...

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