"That's not quite wrong. That's politics. That's the way campaigns should be fought. You concentrate on what you want to do – the positive parts. And of course, in some instances, you have to raise revenue to support the programmes. And after the election, you have got to translate your pledge into reality," said Mr Goh.
NO, NO, Mr. Goh, that is NOT politics. That's NOT the way campaigns should be fought in a DEMOCRACY.
In a democracy, the various parties will have plans to spend money, but THEY SHOULD ALSO HAVE PLANS HOW TO PAY FOR IT. And there will be independent economists, universities, etc., who will calculate if the government income will be enough for the government expenditures. And then the various political parties will try to convince the people that they have the best balanced plans for new expenditure and the way to pay for it. That's how a democracy works, Mr. Goh.
Why am I wasting my time on this?