"Quintuple Voucher" Plan to Be Announced Before End of Aug. 蘇揆向總統報告五倍券規劃 最快月底公布

Numerous Lawmakers from both parties are still trying to talk the central government into reconsidering its decision of issuing the so-called "quintuple voucher". They say paying NT$1,000 for vouchers would create a financial burden on citizens. The Kuomintang, meanwhile, said it's organizing a truck parade around the Executive Yuan to make sure their messages are heard.


At 10:20 a.m., cars started arriving at the presidential residence. Premier Su Tseng-chang arrives at 10:30 a.m. to brief President Tsai Ing-wen on the "quintuple voucher" plan. According to reports, details on the voucher program could be announced before the end of the month. 

The central government is facing criticism from even its own lawmakers, who say this has been an extremely tough year and the central government shouldn't be forcing citizens to pay NT$1,000 for vouchers.

Wang Mei-hui, Legislator (DPP):” If (citizens) have to fork over NT$1,000 to get (vouchers), a three-generation family of nine would have to come up with NT$9,000. This will become a financial burden on citizens. “

Cheng Yun-peng, Legislator (DPP):” Everyone has their own opinion, even within the DPP. Whether it's the Executive Yuan or party officials or whoever else, we are listening to everyone's opinions before we make a final decision on how to proceed.” 

The Kuomintang, meanwhile, is calling for relief in the form of cash and using sound trucks to make sure Executive Yuan officials hear the message.

Johnny Chiang, KMT Chair:” Every single online survey is showing over 80 percent support for cash. Our pan-green lawmaker friends are caught in the middle and afraid to speak out. It's very simple, President Tsai. Walk down the street and listen to what the people want. You'll find out very quickly what they want you to do.” 

The debate on relief and bailout programs will continue, but one thing all sides can agree on is the economy needs help.

 

 

 

上午10點20分左右,陸續有車子進入總統官邸,行政院長蘇貞昌的座車,也在10點半抵達,要向總統蔡英文報告五倍券的規劃進度,更傳出政院最快八月底對外公布5倍券細節,將比照去年3倍券的模式,今年是拿1千換5千,但黨內有不同聲音。
 

民進黨立委王美惠:「如果還要拿1千元才能去換錢的話,說實在一家若有三代裡面9個人要拿9千元去換,這是對人民一種負擔。」
 

民進黨立委鄭運鵬:「其實這段時間裡面,都有各方的意見。包含民進黨內,不管是行政院也好,我們黨團內部也好,或者各方我們都在收集意見。這個本來就是一個蒐集意見,最後再做政策決定的一個過程。」
 

因應行政院將發放5倍券振興經濟,國民黨安排一輛大型宣傳車,表達希望以發現金來紓困的主張,也將在雙北市區繞行,還會安排經過行政院,向當權者表達訴求。
 

國民黨主席江啟臣:「現在任何一個網路民調去做,絕對八成以上贊成發現金。否則以我們民進黨立法委員朋友他們是敏感度最高的,不會有這麼多綠委站出來講說我也贊成發現金。蔡總統很簡單,到街頭聽一下意見就知道該做什麼決定。」
 

後疫情時代要振興經濟,是發現金好,還是發放振興5倍券好,各有不同見解,而如何能刺激消費,提升重創的民生經濟,成了大家唯一共識。

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