WP’s Leon Perera said this during the budget debate insinuating the cost increases is a political move so people can forget about it 3 years later during the General Election.
Really? Did Leon Perera not remember that the Presidential Election is right around the corner (this year) and if the Govt really wants to make this budget a political budget, shouldn’t they not increase the price now but after the Presidential elections?
Talk cock much?
- http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/timing-of-water-price-hike-more-synchronised-to-political-than/3556762.htmlNon-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera suggested that recent Budgets from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) Government trended towards “racking up a surplus in the early part of the Parliamentary term and then incurring deficit spending towards the end of the term close to the General Election (GE)”.
Mr Perera said the timing of various price hikes seemed “more synchronised to the political cycle than to the economic cycle”.
“Is this the right time to raise the electricity tariff? The gas price? Parking fees? Diesel usage costs? And last but not least, to raise the water price?” he asked.
“Hitting the economy with these multiple price hikes within the space of a few months may make good political sense, because people have three years to forget them before the next General Election. But do they make good economic sense?” he said.