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We are not paying taxes. We are investing in our society. We are purchasing quality of life.

We are not paying taxes. We are investing in our society. We are purchasing quality of life.

SDP’s Dr Paul, and Chris K would agree with the above sentiment. Danes, for example, pay very high rates of tax – anything up to 51.5% of their income for a high earner. But that cash is reinvested in society through a range of social programmes – such as free university education, free healthcare, generous maternity leave... 

Winner Of Propaganda And Fake News

Winner Of Propaganda And Fake News

The much talk about coming 30% water price hike generated a lot of interest from public. Browsing through online media, what you can see a sea of negative feedbacks from netizens. Even the pro pap supporters are not pro about this hike as this also impacts them. Then we have a poll from Reach saying that 56% does not object... 

$10,000 motorcycle COE akan datang but will motorcycle owners vote to pay and pay?

$10,000 motorcycle COE akan datang but will motorcycle owners vote to pay and pay?

Prices of motorbike COEs have been going through the roof. In the latest bidding exercise, a COE now costs $7483, an increase of 10%. COE prices have increased by 840% since 2010 (chart below). At the rate of increase, motorcyclists should expect to pay $10,000 for a COE soon. Motorcyclists should have known that under... 

Hollow and old-fashioned reasons to reject Minimum Wage System

Hollow and old-fashioned reasons to reject Minimum Wage System

Singaporeans still buy the PAP narrative that min wages will breed a lazy dependent class and drive costs + prices, leading to job losses. It is difficult to combat this when most people are not interested in researching the other developed nations with min wages. The updated view is that min wages (when set properly) help... 

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