The ruling and the opposition parties clashed over the enormous heating cost in the government’s question in the economic sector held in the National Assembly, taking part in a ‘blame battle’.
The power of the people argued that the Moon Jae-in government did not raise public rates on time and implemented a nuclear power plant policy, and heating costs rose enormously, while the Democratic Party blamed the Yoon Seok-yeol government for responsibility, by said, “If you are going to blame the previous government, why did you become president?” .
Representative Han Moo-kyung said, “The Korea Gas Corporation requested an eight-fold rate increase over a 13-month period from March 2021 to March 2022, when the rise in international liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices began, but The Moon Jae-in government continued to freeze After implementation, it was only lifted in April 2022, right after the presidential election. ”
Choi Chun-shik, a member of People’s Power, also said, “It cannot be said that the Moon Jae-in government is not responsible for the fact that (a surge in heating costs) happened in less than a year after the Yoon Seok-launched government yes.” Huanmuqi is to blame the current government.”
Regarding this, Prime Minister Han Deok-soo indirectly criticized the energy policy of the previous government, saying, “It is not a reasonable policy to run the country without doing anything and maintain the price just for the popularity of the people in a position where are gas prices. rises 10 times.”
In addition, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang responded to Representative Han Moo-gyeong’s question, “Is it true that the previous government’s nuclear power plant policy was the cause of the heating cost bomb?” for the rate increase.
On the other hand, Representative Lee Gae-ho of the Democratic Party said, “During the Moon Jae-in administration, the amount of nuclear energy produced increased by 30% on the contrary,” in response to the passport claim that the nuclear power equipment policy was the cause of the skyrocketing heating cost.
Representative Seo Young-gyo from the same party also said, “The Moon Jae-in administration did not raise gas rates because it was not in a position to raise them.
He said, “If you’re going to blame the previous government, why did (President Seok-Yeol Yoon) become president?” He said, “The highest increase in the public utility rate since the statistics were written, but only the president has an interest. in Ahn Cheol-soo, not prices.”
Prime Minister Han Deok-soo expressed his opposition to the Democratic Party’s proposal to draw up an additional budget to support heating costs, saying, “There is no need for an additional budget.”
Prime Minister Han replied, “It is not appropriate” to the question “are you willing to review the windfall tax” which increases taxes on oil companies that have benefited from high oil prices.
The suspicion of involvement in the manipulation of Deutsche Motors stock prices by Mrs Kim Kun-hee, the wife of President Yoon Seok-yeol, also became an issue.
Representative Seo Young-gyo of the Democratic Party told Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, “I (Mrs. Kim) was summoned by the Central District Prosecutor’s Office in January 2022, but she did not respond to the summons.” .
Regarding this, Representative Hyung-Doo Choi of People’s Power said, “(Mrs. Kim) has never been informed of a summons, and it is not true that she did not respond.” I supported Mrs.