Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre - The Independent Singapore News

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre - The Independent Singapore News

28/1/2022 5:45:00 PM

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre - The Independent Singapore News

“This is the precise problem that officials in the ivory tower are having—the inability to ascertain nor comprehend the difficulties of people on the ground.” — Jay Lee, Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the ‘GST hike’ has not even been tabled in our Parliament.This is the precise problem that officials in Singapore are having—the inability to ascertain nor comprehend the difficulties of the people on the ground.

Artificially inflating prices to create the impression that Singapore is a rich city is an image that we can forego nor do we need to pay a high price when businesses and the employment situation have hardly recovered from the pandemic.- Advertisement 1-

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- Advertisement - Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the ‘GST hike’ has not even been tabled in our Parliament. This is the precise problem that officials in Singapore are having—the inability to ascertain nor comprehend the difficulties of the people on the ground. Artificially inflating prices to create the impression that Singapore is a rich city is an image that we can forego nor do we need to pay a high price when businesses and the employment situation have hardly recovered from the pandemic. - Advertisement 1- The Government has not justified the reasons for raising GST in the upcoming budget especially when we have almost a trillion in the State coffers. Our GDP numbers were decent in the last financial year and to boot, the performance of the 4G leaders has been lackluster, and the PM designate has still not emerged amongst them. Appears that we have made a huge mistake in returning 83 PAP MPs in the last election and we keep repeating the same mistake of tying ourselves in knots for each election cycle, over and over again. When do we decide if enough is enough? Jay Lee The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of The Independent Singapore