Spend if you can
Fri, Nov 07, 2008
The Straits Times

'If you have sufficient savings and can afford to spend, you should continue to spend on life's little pleasures.

Take your family to the movies, shop, dine out at restaurants and hawker centres, go for your regular foot massage, indulge yourself at a spa, take a taxi, donate to charity and so on.

This way, we keep the economy going. In fact, I'd say that when times are a bit slow, we may get the best bargains.'

- Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, urging those with the means to continue spending, or the economy 'will really go into a recession'





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