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Debate on GST hike: A difficult but necessary decision

On one side of the House, MPs argue that recurring revenue is required to fund increasing healthcare and social expenditure needs. On the other, opposition politicians argue there are other ways to raise revenue. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - It has been more than three years since I started writing about the goods and services tax (GST) hike, and every Parliament debate on it feels like Groundhog Day.

On one side of the House, MPs argue that recurring revenue is required to fund increasing healthcare and social expenditure needs. On the other, opposition politicians argue there are other ways to raise revenue and object strenuously to the hike.

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