Written by: Peng Zhuowei
Last update date: 2020-10-22 11:05
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor introduced ten livelihood measures at the beginning of the year, including reducing the eligible age for applying for a two-dollar car discount from 65 to 60.
Recently, some newspapers pointed out that some members of the Executive Council believed that the annual expenditure derived from the measures amounted to tens of billions of dollars, and there was no economic benefit, and there was great resistance to policy implementation.
Tian Beichen, a member of the Legislative Council of the Real Political Roundtable, criticized today (22) that if some members of the guild objected to the measure as "cold and indifferent," he believed that the government would only need to spend about 1 billion yuan in additional expenditure, which would cost 500,000 yuan. Those between 60 and 64 years of age should benefit. He is willing to openly debate the economic benefits of the measures with the opposing guild members.
Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced in January 2020 that the "2 yuan car discount" will be relaxed from 65 to 60.
Tian Beichen stated on the TV and TV program "Millenniums" that the government initially evaded the implementation of the plan on the grounds of abuse. He agreed that the current issue of the abuse of elderly octopus should be solved and replaced by a personal Octopus. However, it has been too many months and the government still Tian Beichen criticized Tian Beichen as an excuse for not solving the technical problems of the gates.
Regarding the annual expenditure derived from the proposed measures amounting to tens of billions of yuan, and there is no economic benefit, Tian Beichen retorted that there are currently about 500,000 people aged 60 to 64. Based on the government’s subsidy of 2,000 yuan per person, it will cost about One billion public funds is not nearly 10 billion yuan as the government refers to.
He suggested that in the current economic downturn, the government should consider broadening the tax base and increasing treasury revenue.
In an interview yesterday, Ye Liu Shuyi, chairman of the New Democrat Party, who is also a member of the guild, bluntly stated that he did not support the relevant policies and questioned that the measures would subsidize transportation companies in disguise. Negotiate when the environment improves.
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