24 Feb '11, 2am

Right. And your head is not really balding.

Right. And your head is not really balding.

Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the 'Progress Package' is focused on Singapore's long term growth. -- PHOTO: REUTERS IS BUDGET 2011 a pre-election 'sweetener'? This year's $6.6 billion package is more than double the $2.6 billion 'Progress Package' announced before the last election in 2006, sparking debate on whether this year's budget is an election ploy to win votes. Speaking to some 150 union leaders at a post-budget dialogue session, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the package is focused on Singapore's long term growth, and the handouts are a result of good economic performance. When asked why generous incentives are only given out before the coming elections instead of spreading them out over the past few years, labour chief Lim Swee Say said the government has to be fiscally prudent to prevent deficits. Other issues discussed at the dialogu...

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