SHAMEFUL – “Singapore ranked in bottom 10 out of 157 countries for efforts to reduce inequality”

SHAMEFUL – “Singapore ranked in bottom 10 out of 157 countries for efforts to reduce inequality”

Oxfam : “governments often tell us they are committed to fighting poverty and inequality — this index shows whether their actions live up to their promises.”

The 4G PAP leaders have repeatedly talked about inequality as a core issue to be tackled, but they have not come out with any plans or solutions. We in SingFirst had already proposed several solutions 3 years ago in the 2015 GE such as free education up to university, monthly allowance of $300 per child up to 12 years, 90% subsidy on childcare centre fees, heavily subsidised healthcare, subsidised public transport, monthly allowance of $300 for the elderly, unemployment insurance etc.These will boost our public social spending from the current low level of 39% to a level comparable to, if not higher than, South Korea and Thailand’s 50%.

Details of SingFirst’s proposals are here.

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