On the 28th, Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung started to evolve his remarks on the ‘total restaurant license system’ the day before, and the party also helped.
The opposition party responded to Lee’s remarks with a frame of ‘denial of the liberal democracy market order’ and showed signs of spreading controversy.
Candidate Lee met with reporters on the same day and said, “It’s not that we’re going to implement the restaurant limit system right now, it’s something we need to think about.”
He said, “The freedom to choose and destroy is not freedom.” After saying, “It’s good for the fire moths to gather toward the candle, but we need to stop getting too close to the candle and burning it. That’s the responsibility of the public official responsible for the national community.” explained.
A key official from Lee’s side also said, “I said this in the sense that the current situation of the self-employed is serious enough to say that it is necessary to say that the restaurant ceiling system is necessary.” It is a level that needs to be adjusted accordingly,” he said.
Another official said, “Isn’t there a concern that Korea will become a ‘Chicken Republic’ just by looking at a store without experience?
This does not mean that the total amount of restaurants will be introduced as a system right away, but that it is a statement from the perspective of worrying about the reality of the self-employed, which has become more difficult due to COVID-19. It emphasized that there is a point in the background of the statement rather than the expression itself.
Earlier, at a meeting with small business owners and self-employed people the day before, Candidate Lee said, “It is not freedom to open a restaurant and go bankrupt. Good regulation is necessary.”
In response, the people’s power is “policy that ignores the fundamentals of economics” (CEO Lee Jun-seok) and “totalitarian idea” (former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol).
In the political world, it is heard that Candidate Lee and the Democratic Party, who started a policy drive based on people’s livelihood and pragmatism, brought up an unripe policy and caused confusion. When the remarks about the total amount of food in restaurants came out, the party also showed signs of trying to figure out what Jin was doing.
Shin Hyun-young, the floor spokesperson, met with reporters after the policy coordination meeting on the same day and asked about the remarks about the ‘total amount of restaurant licenses’, saying, “It has not been discussed yet, but it seems that it will take some time because it is an issue that has been raised.” “He said.
The Democratic Party is emphasizing the policy of expanding the target and amount of compensation for corona losses as a measure for the self-employed.
Some point out that the four-day work week and basic income also aggravate policy confusion.
Candidate Lee said, “Reducing working hours is an unavoidable trend,” but said, “It is too early to say that it is a promise for this election.”
CEO Song Young-gil met with reporters on the same day and said, “Basic income is a long-term task that needs to be prepared in various ways.”
President Song’s remarks at a time when Candidate Lee also said at the Gyeonggi Provincial Superintendent on the 18th, “Through basic income, basic finance, and basic housing, we will strengthen the basic economic right, which is the sovereign’s right specified in the Constitution, to create a better life for the people.” There is an opinion that this candidate and the outcome are different.
In this regard, within the Democratic Party, some say that it is difficult for the basic income to be implemented immediately, centering on lawmakers who helped former President Lee Nak-yeon, and that it needs to be supplemented.
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