18 Feb '11, 2pm

Budget 2011: Analysis snippets: by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Budget Statement 2011 by the Finance Minister...

Budget 2011: Analysis snippets: by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Budget Statement 2011 by the Finance Minister...

This example of a typical lower-income family, may be the exception rather than the norm, as both husband and wife would have to be 35 years or older to get Workfare, with each earning an average income of $1,000. Moreover, if a typical lower-income family gets $3,100, how is it that “The average Singaporean household will receive about $3,000 from this year‟s Budget”? So, are we saying that “The average Singaporean household” gets about the same amount as a typical lower-income household? If this is indeed the case, are we not being unfair to lower-income households by giving them about the same amount as average households, in this Budget’s ‘Grow and Share Benefits’?

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