When Governor Lee, the influential presidential election runner of the passport, posted a post on the social network service (SNS) on the morning of the 29th and launched an attack, Mayor Oh, the opposition giant politician, confronted it with a refutation in the evening.
The battle between the two began when Governor Lee criticized the day before that “Oh the market’s safe income is a shortsighted prescription that is not suitable for the era of low-growth polarization.” Then Mayor Oh struck him, saying, “It’s nothing more than a wrapper that rationalizes money distribution under the name of basic income.”
The two continued to argue in the morning and evening without taking a break even on the 29th, which is the weekend. The debate between the two over’what is right between universal support and selective support’ is noted as a’out-of-the-box war’ that foretells the main direction of the welfare policy that the opposition parties will present in the future presidential election phase.
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◇ Lee Jae-myeong “How will you provide a substitute for Seoul’s safe income resources?”
On the morning of that day, Governor Lee posted an article saying,’Mayor Se-hoon Oh, what is the financial source for a safe income of 17 trillion won?’
He said, “I want you to clarify how you will prepare a safe income fund (approximately 85 trillion won for all citizens), which is estimated to be 17 trillion won in Seoul alone,” he said. “Only then will the suspicion that a safe income deceive citizens will be resolved.” Revealed.
The governor said, “According to the safe income that 50% of the difference between the median income (4.88 million won per month for a family of 4) and real income is paid to households with median income or less, a family of 4 who does not work receives 2.44 million won per month. He pointed out that the possibility of avoiding employment is high because the subsidy is reduced by 1 million won and only earns 1 million won.”
He said, “Even if I understand that the middle class and the rich are subject to tax discrimination based on income, why should they be discriminated against in the benefits of tax expenditures, and is there a reasonable reason to exclude those who earn 1 won more than the beneficiaries?” “Which criteria will 200 people be selected out of the 5 million people under the median income?”
Governor Lee emphasized, “If you pay in the basic income method, it is fair because people who pay taxes without a stigma effect first receive benefits, and there is also an effect of economic growth due to increased sales through local currency payments.”
“There is no reason to avoid labor, and jobs with low pay, such as cultural and art activities and public service, but with high satisfaction in life are greatly increasing,” he repeatedly emphasized the universal support for basic income in local currency.
It is read that Governor Lee, who preoccupied the issue by preaching universal support over the disaster subsidy support method last year, intends to reignite the issue of universal support as the presidential primary is approaching.
Governor Lee said, “Based on national sympathy and consensus, Governor Lee will gradually increase basic income purpose taxes such as carbon tax, data tax, artificial intelligence robot tax, land ownership tax, etc. “You can go up to 500,000 won per person per month,” he explained.
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◇ Se-Hoon Oh “Astronomical financial resources are required for proper basic income”
Mayor Oh posted a post titled’Safe income with minimal financial burden vs. basic income that requires astronomical resources’ in the evening. This is a rebuttal to the Governor’s writing.
He said, “I am grateful that Governor Lee shows interest in the Seoul City’s Safe Income Pilot Project. As it is a new model of welfare experiment that will be observed with interest by welfare experts around the world, please wait with anticipation for the results of the pilot project. “I said.
Mayor Oh introduced that 24 advisory members for the pilot project, which was recently commissioned, will select a sample group of 200 to 300 households and a control group corresponding to it as evenly as possible using statistical methodology. He then emphasized, “Please watch until you create a systematic and elaborate experiment skeleton.”
In particular, Mayor Oh refuted the Governor’s attack to reveal a plan to provide astronomical financial resources necessary for the payment of safe income, saying, “We plan to design it within the range that can be adequately covered by the city’s annual welfare budget.”
He said, “Some of the various cash-type welfare benefits are not duplicated to basic beneficiaries among those eligible for relief income payment, and as the existing welfare resources are used as part of the safe income resources, the total amount of welfare resources that are increasing is not more burdensome than expected.” Explained.
He added, “If the target is further reduced to 60% or 50% of median income, the additional input resources will be reduced even more.”
Rather, Mayor Oh argued that the Governor’s basic income plan was a matter that needed tax increases to cover astronomical resources.
He pointed out in Governor Lee Jae-myeong’s article that there is a part to discuss the increase in new tax items such as land ownership tax, carbon tax, and data tax for a monthly basic income of 500,000 won. It was questionable whether the people would really agree with these increases.”
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