Budget debate 2018: From The Gallery

Is tax hike declaration upfront or premature?

The Workers' Party (WP) has made a number of sensible suggestions over the past two days of the Budget debate - on inequality, care for seniors, women's pay and engaging more with Asean.

Unfortunately, when crossing swords with the Government on the key issue of a goods and services tax (GST) hike, its responses to rebuttals from government MPs seemed to lack vigour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Is tax hike declaration upfront or premature?'. Print Edition | Subscribe