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Singapore Budget 2014: Thumbs-up for pioneer generation, but leg-up needed for productivity

Published on Mar 3, 2014 10:18 PM
 
The Pioneer Generation Package, which was a highlight of the Budget speech on Feb 21, remained a hot topic on the first day of the Budget debate - both in and outside Parliament - on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: THE BUSINESS TIMES

Budget Talk: What are MPs and observers saying about the Budget debate outside Parliament? We sum up some of the topics being discussed on social media.

The Pioneer Generation Package, which was a highlight of the Budget speech on Feb 21, remained a hot topic on the first day of the Budget debate - both in and outside Parliament - on Monday.

Most expressed support, including MP Foo Mee Har (West Coast GRC), who blogged about the package of health-care benefits for Singaporeans aged 65 and older. She said in a Facebook post: "I applaud the Government for the Pioneer Generation Package, both in terms of how it provides much needed health-care benefits to a special generation of 450,000 people, for the rest of their lives, as well as how the package was delivered: As a well-deserved tribute to our seniors' contributions to Singapore!"

 
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