Pants on Fire

First published on Enigma Facebook 25 Feb 2012

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Pants On Fire.

The Workers’ Party declined to join the other opposition parties in giving its view of the Budget ahead of next week’s debate in Parliament.

Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim told reporters at her Meet-the-People Session on Monday: ‘But they are not in Parliament. We will make use of the platform we have.’

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SDP criticises ‘populism’ of Budget
Published on Feb 23, 2012, Straits Times

By Teo Wan Gek

THE Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday welcomed measures in this year’s Budget to help the poor and the elderly, including the housing bonus for downgraders over age 50, GST vouchers for the low-income, and plans to increase health-care spending.

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SPP chairman Lina Chiam said in a statement that the Government had ‘belatedly and accurately’ recognised the detrimental effect Singapore’s over-reliance on cheap, foreign labour has had on its economy.

The NSP called it a ‘well-balanced budget, hard-nosed in some areas and compassionate in others’. But it noted that the Budget did not address the problem of the falling fertility rate. NSP secretary-general Hazel Poa also said it was difficult to assess the adequacy of the proposed expansion for buses and hospitals, in the absence of a population plan.

The Workers’ Party declined to join the other opposition parties in giving its view of the Budget ahead of next week’s debate in Parliament.

Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim told reporters at her Meet-the-People Session on Monday: ‘But they are not in Parliament. We will make use of the platform we have.’

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