SDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent, Now is Not the Time

With the spread of the novel coronavirus, the SDP calls on Singaporeans to come together to help contain the virus by heeding public health warnings and advice.

We acknowledge and appreciate the hard work of public health experts and recognise that this will be a trying few weeks ahead for all of us.

This is also an added reason why the SDP is calling on the PAP not to raise the GST after the next elections as announced. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has said that he will lay out GST support measures in his Budget statement next Tuesday, 18 February.

Our economy will take a hit as global trade and commerce is negatively affected by the virus outbreak.

The government says that it anticipates business and consumer confidence to be affected in the future as the situation is expected to last for some time.

This being the case, it would help Singaporeans if they did not have to pay more GST and other taxes which will crimp spending. Going forward, Singaporeans will need extra cash in their pockets to tide over the uncertain economic period. Businesses will also be helped if consumer confidence is boosted.

It is clear that the planned GST hike will not help consumers and businesses alike.

There was already little justification for the government to increase the GST before the coronavirus outbreak. Now with the adverse economic conditions ahead, it is all the more inconceivable for the PAP to proceed with its plans to increase the GST to 9 percent.

 

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13 Responses to “SDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent, Now is Not the Time”

  • Asd:

    I think this a fake economy not based on free market supply and demand communist country

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  • opposition dude:

    You don’t want GST to go up then you better bloody make sure there aren’t so many PAP goondus in parliament after the next election.

    No amount of talking will do, PAP always needs a clear signal from voters before they repent.

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  • wear mask before kenna:

    don’t talk to pap.

    no need.

    just toppled pap and form New Government.

    then and only then can do the right things, such as investigating pap Ljs and pap Cbs source of their S$m and put them to jail.

    removing GST, returning taxes paid on HDB units, returning profits pap made on HDB rental units sold to citizens, and such are a matter of course. far more important is to nab these pap thieves and put them to jail.

    and rewrite the History of Singapore which lky has BSed about all things pap which are lies from start to end.

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  • Merobok:

    Will the PAP government listen? I doubt it! If they do not raise the Gst to 9%, it means that they are taking orders from the SDP and will look bad in the eyes of the citizens. On the other hand, if they are adamant in raising the Gst, they will still lose out as it may affect the coming GE!

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  • Support sdp, vote out pap:

    Show PAP who’s the boss of them @ next GE.
    Their arrogance had surpassed
    their abilities a long time ago.
    Only cure VTO. No other way.

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  • PAPVID-20:

    Know why we haven’t been seeing Ah Heng for a period of time until he appeared at the opening ceremony of the SG Airshow?

    Wah! Siong lor! COVID-19 has him struggling to make a lot of changes to his Budget 2020. Now with SDP (and also PSP) pressuring him to scrap the GST hike’s plan, will he be able to make it to deliver the 2020 Budget statements next week?

    Opportunity only knocks once but stroke can knock a second time. So, be very careful, DPM. Money can’t buy you luck to pull through another time.

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  • Eddie:

    At this critical COVID-19 outbreak; the garhmen ought to bring down the price of water ASAP lest they would be deemed to be profiteering unwittingly! As they have been calling the general public to wash their hands often and regularly; the usage of water would increase concurrently & monetarily. Bearing in mind that water prices have had gone up more than 30% (more than 30% due compounded by 15% x 2 increases).

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  • Taleban:

    Next GE postpone to after the Coronavirus are gone.

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  • Dishonorable son cheats:

    Taleban:
    Next GE postpone to after the Coronavirus are gone.

    You read my mind.

    Great minds think alike.

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  • Dishonorable son cheats:

    Asd:
    I think this a fake economy not based on free market supply and demand communist country

    Uncle,
    I have not seen a single singaporean who can say he has independently audited the GDP.

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  • Su ga pok:

    With PAP around, its always “Money No Enough”.

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  • Grassroots Capitalism:

    The flaws in Cpf Min sum retirement scheme:

    1. A child knows that real life is Inequality in Employment, Luck, Health and Wealth.

    Yet the scheme is one size fits whole cohort. Every year the sum rises a same rate. But employment is not fixed nor guaranteed!! Ups and downs . This scheme is fundamental FLAWED AND FAILED!

    2. A IDIOT KNOWS that a Retirement Scheme used mainly to pay for extremely overpriced and self-praised as heavily subsidized Public housing which depreciates to zero, is fundamentally FLAWED AND FAILED!!!!

    I believe singaporeans can deserve tons more than what they are getting today. In other words, I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN SHORTCHANGED!!!!

    VTO!
    VOTE PSP, SDP, PVP.
    Agnostic to WP.

    IN GOD WE TRUST
    IN PAP I DO NOT TRUST!!

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  • Grassroots Capitalism:

    Dishonorable son cheats: Uncle,
    I have not seen a single singaporean who can say he has independently audited the GDP.

    Uncle, what about Yeoh Lam Keong ex-GIC chief economist? I no think he knows you know?

    Yeoh LK , not Yeoh LP.

    LP MINi is another guy. Surname Lam.

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