Yoo Seung-min, a former lawmaker, strongly criticized the government for the reduction in defense spending due to the disaster aid fund of the second supplementary budget.
On the 31st, former lawmaker Yoo said on Facebook, “The government took 562.9 billion won from the 2nd supplementary budget and turned it into disaster support.” “They are key projects for the kill chain and South Korean missile defense to counter North Korea’s nuclear missile and submarine threats,” he said.
“Last year, the defense budget was cut by KRW 1.475.8 trillion in the second supplementary budget and 298.7 billion KRW in the third supplementary budget.
He continued, “There is no budget to skip, how can we cut the defense budget to protect the country because of the disaster aid? listen,” he said.
Rep. Yoo also reiterated his position, saying, “I have clearly opposed the provision of disaster aid to 88% of households as bad populism.”
He also criticized, “The government’s mistake in cutting the defense budget for the sake of bad populism that spreads money unprincipled will be recorded as an anti-state act in history.” A pathetic defense minister doesn’t even have the minimum qualifications to be there.”