Help Middle Class

Help Middle Class

January 15 was an important day for Hong Kong, except for the middle class. For them it was a day of sorrow and melancholy because Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's Policy Address neglected their needs.

For example, a middle-class family of four with an income of HK$40,000 per month would have about HK$7,500 left for necessities such as transport, food and clothing after paying their mortgage, tax, utilities and their helper's salary. Their income is too high to apply for government subsidies, but can they make it to the next payday?

I totally understand that Leung wants to help low-income earners, but he should look at the needs of Hong Kong citizens from a wider perspective, which means middle-class families, as well.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Help Middle Class


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