17 Apr '11, 1am

[TR] Hougang resident: I don’t get upgrading, so can I pay less tax?

I refer to the 6 Apr 2011 Straits Times report of your comments at the Kent Ridge Ministerial forum. You said HDB upgrading is a national programme. If it is a national programme, it should apply to the entire nation equally, not preferentially to PAP wards only. You said HDB upgrading is something extra compared to roads, trains and so on which is for everybody. But every dollar spent on HDB upgrading means one less dollar for roads, trains and so on. Hence every dollar, whether for HDB upgrading or otherwise, should be for everybody rather than for PAP wards only. You said HDB upgrading is for those who supported government policies that delivered these good things. But a sizeable percentage of voters in opposition wards voted for the PAP. Since they supported your policies, why are you penalising them? There are also voters in PAP wards who did not vote for PAP. Why are...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/04/17/hougang-resident-...

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