Over the past two weeks, I have read the fiery rhetoric and campaign promises from various political parties.

Populist topics like return our CPF, setting a minimum wage may strike a chord and garner votes.  However, I am honestly sad that few parties have focused on the bread and butter issues impacting the sandwiched middle-class generation today.

Frugal Daddy has written his “wish list” [article].  I would like to highlight the items of my concern as a father of two kids and as a son supporting two aged parents.

To the political parties, forget all the hullabaloo about Temasek investments or some town council saga.  What I want to know is how are you going to handle the bread and butter issues.

A fact of life – the cost of living is going up.

Even at hawker centres these days, one will be hard-pressed to …