“Show me any family still receiving less than necessary to cope.”
Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, defending the amount received by a low-income household from this year’s Budget as being enough to help cope with inflation
Levy hike ‘not a push for locals (ST 24 Feb 2011)
Mr Tharman stressed that there will invariably be some needy families with unique circumstances, for whom the package does not fully cover increases in the cost of living this year.
Budget 2011: Grow & Share ‘gives more than required (CNA 2 March 2011)
“It feels almost uncanny – you can change the Finance Minister … and their Budget speeches still sound quite alike.”
Mrs Josephine Teo (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC)
Budget goodies could lead to an unhealthy ‘culture of demand’: MP (TODAY 2 March 2011)