Tharman is one of the few ministers I never ever recall him talking stupid. He is the sort we are not paying enough. Sure, the PM would say if only in private if he could have more like him and it is to his credit that he recognized his ability and promoted him. Come on, Tharman wasn't a scholar and he even took his A levels again. In other words, some will say he is one of us even if in reality he is streets ahead smarter.
And it is wonderful to see him use the noun "everyone" correctly. "Most" is not the same as "every" or "all".