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2020-06-01 | 公共電視

Foreign Spouses Eligible for Stimulus Vouchers?|明公布振興券實施內容 傳納外配與中配

The Executive Yuan will announce details on its stimulus vouchers and who can receive these vouchers on June 2. According to reports, those eligible include ROC citizens, and foreign or Mainland Chinese spouses with resident permits. Both ruling and opposition lawmakers expressed support, though some still say, that cash distributions would be much better.

According to the government, there have not been any new cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan in 49 days. Stimulus vouchers won't be distributed until July and details won't be announced until June 2, but foreign or Mainland spouses with resident permits will probably be eligible.

A foreign spouse with a resident permit can, in theory, take her national health insurance to a brick and mortar store and buy things or, after data binding, she can get this voucher.

Now is definitely an excellent time for distribution. However, the main point is they need to be convenient to use and convenient to get without making society pay unnecessary administrative costs. The lessons we have learned in the past still apply.

While pan-blue lawmakers support the eligibility measure, they say cash distributions are preferred by citizens because the government will have to shell out taxpayer dollars to print the vouchers and require human resources to distribute them. In addition, citizens have to pay NT$1,000 to get a NT$3,000 voucher. Kuomintang lawmaker Yang Chiung-ying once again reiterated the pan-blue camp's call for cash instead.

We still advocate widespread cash distributions of NT$6,000 to stimulate consumption. There's still time for the Executive Yuan to make the change.

Why would vouchers be used to stimulate consumption? It's because it lets everyone go out and aggressively consume. That's what's important. So, I think the Kuomintang is trying to shift focus and shouting out numbers indiscriminately.

Lawmaker Chen Ting-fei says the bailout period is already over and the government has already handed out cash. According to Chen, Taiwan is now in the stimulus phase and stimulus vouchers will achieve that goal. The pressure is on Premier Su Tseng-chang to quell public criticism with his announcement on the 2nd.

台灣連續49天零確診,百業復甦指日可待,行政院預計七月推出振興券,加強振興力道,傳出取得居留許可的外籍或陸籍配偶也可以拿到,行政院發言人回應,的確有在規劃中,詳細內容待內政部盤點發放名單,行政院2號將再進一步說明。

行政院發言人 丁怡銘表示:「不是外籍配偶,是取得居留權的外籍配偶,理論上是她可以持健保卡,那去實體的販售點購買,或者是在用她的三種數位方式,來做綁定之後,她也可以取得這個券。」

民眾黨立委 邱臣遠表示:「現在確實是一個發放的好時機,但是最主要的重點,就是一定要好用、好領,然後不要衍生太多,社會不必要的執行成本。因為我們的萬元之亂,前車之鑑,還歷歷在目。」

外籍或陸配也能拿,國民兩黨和民眾黨立委都舉雙手贊成,但國民黨立委楊瓊瓔認為,行政院發振興券,不但增加印製成本、人力成本,民眾要先花一千元才能換三千元也不符合民意,呼籲要廣發現金。

國民黨立委 楊瓊瓔表示:「我們還是以廣發普發現金,而且要提高價格,廣發普發現金六千塊,讓我們能夠刺激消費,也呼籲行政院,現在來改還來得及。」

民進黨立委 陳亭妃表示:「那刺激消費為什麼會用券?就是可以讓大家,能夠出來積極消費,這才是重要的。所以我認為說,國民黨基本上,就是在做一些轉移焦點,甚至是胡亂加碼的動作。」

立委陳亭妃認為紓困階段已過,政府也已經發放了現金,現階段是振興,用振興券更能達到加乘效果。不過就怕振興券再掀起一波爭議,行政院長蘇貞昌明天要拿出什麼樣的方案,撫平民怨,外界都睜大眼睛看。

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