How to finance the welfare promises made by the

<Anchor> candidates became controversial in the discussion yesterday (2nd).

Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung and People's Strength candidate Yoon Seok-yeol both stated that there are no tax increases for welfare, but Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung criticized welfare without tax increases as fiction.

This news is reporter Eom Min-jae.

<Reporter> When

Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung put forward the basic income promise as the core of welfare policy, People's Strength candidate Yoon Seok-yeol asked about his financial resources.

[Yoon Seok-yeol/People’s Power Presidential Candidate: (Basic Income) 1 million won a year alone costs 50 trillion won, but with this, it is a carbon tax and a land ownership tax.


Then, candidate Lee countered that basic income was included in the People's Power Platform policy.

[Lee Jae-myung/Democratic Presidential Candidate: In the speech of Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, you often criticize basic income, but do you know that Article 1, Paragraph 1 of the People's Power Platform Policy says 'Basic income is required'?]

Candidate Lee's annual basic income pledge There has been talk of 50 trillion won, and Yoon's promise of social service jobs and welfare will cost about 40 trillion won a year, but both candidates said they would use the restructuring of appropriation and natural increase in tax revenue as financial sources without raising tax.

[Lee Jae-myung / Democratic Party Presidential Candidate: We do not plan to raise the tax itself.

I will tell you clearly.]

[Yoon Seok-yeol/People's Power Presidential Candidate: The tax increase is a big blow to the economy, so we have to choose and focus now.]

Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung criticizes the big two-party candidates for making excessive welfare promises and not giving out plans to raise money. and asserted the evidence.

[Sim Sang-jung / Justice Party Presidential Candidate: I think that welfare without tax increases is a lie and tax cuts are a scam.]

People's Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo emphasized that the gap between the rich and the poor in the National Pension system should be reduced.

[Ahn Cheol-soo/People's Party Presidential Candidate: There are many people who are in poor circumstances who do not receive the National Pension Benefit, and those who are in good condition receive a lot of benefits from the National Pension.

] Candidate Lee is campaigning in Seoul, Candidate Yoon in Chungcheong and Gyeongnam, and Candidate Shim in Gwanghwamun and Cheongju, North Chungcheong, respectively.