“Your budget makes no sense at all” – Open letter to PM Lee challenging Budget 2018 trends online

“Your budget makes no sense at all” – Open letter to PM Lee challenging Budget 2018 trends online

The Independent·2018-02-23 11:13

An open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Budget 2018 has been trending on social media. It is unknown who originally wrote and circulated the letter but the letter has been making its rounds on Facebook and WhatsApp from yesterday.

The letter lists six criticisms of the budget that was unveiled by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday. Besides questioning the mixed messages the Government appears to be giving, with the GST hike and the SG Bonus, the letter criticises the Government’s spending on defence and education.

It also calls on the head of government to further tax the wealthy instead of pushing the financial burden to average Singaporeans.

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