Submitted by Chicken and Egg Budgetting Editor,
PUTRAJAYA: Today Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan, told BR1M recipients they should use the money to pay their share of GST to finance the popular aid programme.
“The government’s generous welfare policy wont fund itself,” he said, “it’s up to you to be grateful and use your BR1M wisely to pay GST so that your BR1M cheque doesn’t bounce!”
The minister then reminded those concerned, that using BR1M to pay GST wont be a burden, because they will be fully compensated by BR1M which can only be afforded if the GST is paid in the first place.
“Remember the old saying, ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but give that man aid cheques to buy fish (or smartphones), and he will vote you into power for life!'”