15 Mar '11, 5am

This MP Low wants to remove foreign worker levy. Does that mean Leticia cannot buy her favourite Levy jeans anymore?

Income re-distribution tool - Foreign Maid Levy : Having foreign maids at home can be both a “Necessity” and “Luxury” depending on the individual family needs/circumstances. We should discuss this matter together with the individual combined family income.This can be a potential tool for Income re-distribution.Here are some suggestions.1) Family with working husband and wife drawing a combined income of certain bracket will need to pay foreign maid levy. They can afford this “Necessity” This will encourage middle/ lower income groups to have more “working husband and wife”. Many wives in these income groups with young children and sick parents are not motivated to work because the money they earned is not sufficient to pay for foreign maid levy. This is an under utilisation of our scarce human capital and gives PAP a good excuse to bring in more foreign workers.2) Single p...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/03/03/foreign-maids-are...

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