The GST will not go up for the next five years, Mr.Tharman has asserted. We must remind him that he has not won the election yet, nor been appointed the new Finance Minister. He is, clearly, a presumptuous fellow!
In the event he does win, and is appointed, we are sure that the GST will go up, and soon. At which time, Mr.Tharman will tell you, no doubt, that it is because of some international crisis or the other.
And there will be nothing you can do about it.
Will Mr.Tharman be embarassed to contradict himself? Not at all. He is, after all, not embarassed to be Finance Minister despite having been convicted of being negligent with secret financial figures, and fined S$1,500, in 1993.
The higher the number of seats that the PAP wins, the more arrogant and uncaring of public opinion they will be, and the higher the odds that the GST will go up!