Daily Lessons from Life 08-09 March 2018 - still on "test balloons"???
"'Test balloons' allegation, if not refuted, could have led to 'political attacks': Chee Hong Tat
SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party could have used its "test balloons" allegation on the timing of the Goods-and-Services Tax (GST) "to great effect for political attacks", if the Government had not challenged it in Parliament, Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat has said.
Mr Chee signed the letter as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC."
Honestly he is still on this topic!! And his reasoning is truly baffling as this "maybe GST is needed between 2021-2025" WILL definitly be raised by ALL opposition parties in the next GE, be it 2019 or 2020, as the people WILL NOT welcome a rise in GST naturally. This is especially if the reserve continue to GROW passed 2Trillions??
Oops. The Fin Minister did say "may or may not happen depending on 'situations'" Maybe if the reserve hits 1.5Trillions, GST needs not go up? Or maybe there r so many billionaires in Sgp that the Wealth tax will be SIGNIFICANT enough or the re-introduction of estate duty to re-distribute "old" wealth is SIGNIFICANT enough??
So, if any opposition parties try to say if the voters put PAP back in government, they will raise GST may be "come-uppance" when the PAP will campaign on "Elect us m there will be no GST hike!" Not possible??
ps: so Fat Kim n Trump r meeting after all. Maybe a deal is on for the 1st Trump Tower in Pyongyang? Lol!!
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
Have your visited the www.7eleadership.com website?
2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
Four of my Most Important People
2008 Dec HkgMacauHolidays
HawNgee, ZJ and Jun in JAWs!
Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old