Bitter medicine in 2007, bitter pill in 2008

January 2007

Is it better to take your medicine sooner or stretch it out? Take medicine once or two times? I prefer to make (sic) my medicine early, why? This is something we need to do, once we have done it, we can move on; we have the resources to have the revenue from the GST that we use….

Channel NewsAsia, PM Lee on GST hike

November 2008

Mr Lee said that while there is still bitter medicine to be taken, the Singapore government has put a bit more sugar coating on the pill.

Channel NewsAsia, on PM Lee’s remarks about downturn