Link to article.
Sounds good, and since the majority aren't poor, we think the government is taking very good care of the poor. How many of us have spoken to the poor and hear them for ourselves? They will be quick to tell you that we pay too few dollars in tax to multiply by five!
I am always afraid of people making an argument with statistics. I am especially wary if it is from Ng Eng Hen, but all of them are guilty of the this infraction. In this instance it was Tharman.
I just hope they don't use this as an excuse for not doing more and make solutions real and meaningful. When we live their policies we will know first hand.
Here is advice from Pres Abraham Lincoln,
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
So don't push your luck too often.
I used to say: "Tell a lie, Live the lie" Remember there is much freedom in the truth.