But Budget 2018 has also been notable for its silence on several issues. Commentators have lamented that more could be done to address inequality and poverty, as well as to support families having to care for the elderly.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'One flute, three kids - Who do you give it to?'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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