PAP is the only party that has gotten their manifesto right (WP comes a close second). Many of the populist policies by the Opposition may sound good on paper, but at what cost will these come at?
—————Disclosure: I am neither pro-PAP nor anti-Opposition. My stance has always been that I will vote the best candidate into Parliament – regardless of the party he/she comes from. —————

It took me a while to read through the manifestos of the various parties for this General Elections, and the populist rhetoric that was raised in many of the manifestos got me shaking my head in disagreement once more. I first wrote about this in 2015 here, and unfortunately, much of it still remains relevant today.
Populist policies may sound great in the short term, but come at a cost in the long run. Many parties called for greater social welfare and payouts alongside lower taxes,