Leong Sze Hian and Roy Ngerng have written about the tax system in Singapore and how it compares with the Nordic countries. They found that the tax and social security/CPF that Singaporeans are paying (on top of the out-of-pocket expenditure for essentials such as healthcare, education and housing) isn’t too far off what the Nordic citizens are paying, and might in fact be on par.
Watch this video to understand how Singapore’s tax system is unequal and causes the poor in Singapore to be the worst off, among all the high-income countries, and how the high-income earners ironically have it best in Singapore.
Do you think such an unfair and regressive tax structure is healthy for the future of Singapore?
In the aftermath of the transport fare increase, and in the face of the pending increase of the MediShield premium and Medisave contribution rate, do you have something to say about how the government apportion budget for Singapore?
Do you think the $1,000 wage that the government wants to legislate for cleaners is enough? Do you think more workers should earn a minimum wage and do you think the minimum wage should be higher?
Come join us at the Pre-Budget 2014 Forum, where we would be discussing these issues and sharing with you our recommendations and proposals. This event is jointly supported by MARUAH, Function 8 and Workfair.
You can find out more about the event at the Facebook event page here.