SDP’s Dr Paul, and Chris K would agree with the above sentiment.
Danes, for example, pay very high rates of tax – anything up to 51.5% of their income for a high earner.
But that cash is reinvested in society through a range of social programmes – such as free university education, free healthcare, generous maternity leave and unemployment benefits.
“We are not paying taxes. We are investing in our society. We are purchasing quality of life,” wrote Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, in 2016.
From “Can we be as happy as Scandinavians?” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39331314
Me? I’m happy with the low tax regime. And if anyone tells me that CPF is a tax, I’ll ask him to pls recompute govt expeniture (remember for every credit, must have debit) to reflect the spending me make from our CPF accounts as govt expenditure on health etc.