Tag Archive: Budget 2015

Tharman Shanmugaratnam: Budget Is For Future, Not For Getting Votes

While some may be dissatisfied with certain aspects of government spending, budgets cannot be “all sweetness and light”, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The Government shapes the Budget in the interest of Singapore’s future and not to win elections,…
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The Workers’ Party Calls For More Flexibility In CPF Draw Down Age, De-Link From Retirement Age

By Non-Constituency MP, Gerald Giam [Delivered in Parliament on 3 Mar 2015] Mdm Speaker, The DPM and Finance Minister has laid out the key thrusts for the Government in his Budget statement. My speech will focus on retirement adequacy and…
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MPs Question Fiscal Sustainability Of Budget Schemes

About a week after the Republic unveiled a Budget that was hailed by various quarters for its generosity and far-sightedness, several Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday raised concerns about the Government’s fiscal sustainability, given that the projected spike in social…
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