Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung took a step back, saying, “The public should not oppose” in relation to the establishment of a land ownership tax (basic income land tax), one of his representative promises.
Candidate Lee said this in an interview with Channel A, which was released on the same day, and then explained, “In fact, the symptoms are something that cannot be done if the people oppose it.”
He continued, “Since more than 90% of the people receive more than they pay, it is actually more like a distribution policy than a tax policy. ” he promised.
He has argued that a land ownership tax should be introduced to finance the basic income to be paid to all citizens. In fact, on Facebook on the 15th, he said, “It is foolish to play with malicious media and corrupt political forces to oppose the basic income land tax for fear of losing money by not being in the top 10% of land ownership. , pay close attention to who is against it.”
Regarding the real estate measures, Candidate Lee said, “From now on, we will add supply expansion policies.” He said, “Of course, we should also consider improving the efficiency of existing housing sites (through reconstruction and redevelopment in Gangnam, Seoul, and raising the floor area ratio).” focused on
He also expressed concern, diagnosing that “the real estate price has already peaked, and an excessive drop is rather worrisome because liquidity will be reduced due to an interest rate hike in the future.”
Regarding the approval rating, he also mentioned the problem of real estate.
He said, “The approval rating is very weak in Seoul, 20s, and Yeongnam, and we take this issue seriously and are recognized with a low attitude toward Seoul’s real estate problem, the lack of opportunity in their 20s, and regionalism including Yeongnam. If we work hard and achieve results, expectations for the Democratic Party will come back to life,” he said.
Previously, in a presidential election-related survey conducted by Real Meter, a public opinion polling agency, on 1,011 men and women 18 years of age and older nationwide from the 22nd to the 23rd at the request of YTN, 55.0% of respondents said that the new land tenure tax for Lee was ‘not appropriate’. and 36.4% answered ‘suitable’, respectively.
Candidate Lee has acknowledged the failure of the Moon Jae-in government’s demand suppression policy, but has still pointed to unearned real estate as the cause of the surge and focused on eradicating the speculative demand aimed at it. The new land ownership tax was also a means of recovering unearned income or stabilizing housing prices.
In response, Yoon Seok-yeol, a presidential candidate for the People’s Power, criticized it as ‘infringement of private property’ and ‘double taxation in addition to the comprehensive real estate tax’, and Kim Dong-yeon, former deputy prime minister of economy and Minister of Strategy and Finance, the ‘new wave’ (tentative name) presidential candidate, said, The idea of collecting taxes on Korea as a source of basic income is not in line with the principle itself,” he pointed out.
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