Vote on policies, not goodies

IT IS a popular sentiment that when the Government rolls out a host of goodies, it must be that the election is around the corner ("Goodies seen for SG50, election year"; Thursday).

Many people believe that the general election will be held this year to coincide with Singapore's 50th birthday, which will be celebrated with much pomp and ceremony.

The belief is that a feel-good environment created by the goodies and the celebratory mood is conducive to gaining better support from the electorate.

I do not vote for the ruling party based solely on goodies dished out. In fact, what matters most to me is the proven track record of the party over the years.

It does not bode well for the people if their support for the ruling party hinges on the amount of goodies they receive.

Instead, they should look beyond all this, and must not ignore the fact that there are other measures taken to improve the well-being of the country as a whole.

Jeffrey Law Lee Beng

This article was first published on Feb 21, 2015.
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