Red envelopes for low-and middle-income households - DPP trying to get back the trust from public?


#21

Maybe they should put food stamps in the envelopes?


#22

No kidding. :sunglasses:


#23

Not really their fault. If they are at that salary bracket, they are mostly laborers, and we know the drill: forced vacations, bosses absconding to China, overtime not paid, the worst parts of the labor reform.


#24

If they clos ethe gap bleeding funds for Overseas compatriots, that would help more and in a forward thinking manner.


#25

Of course not. But I don’t see a one-off bribe/vote purchase improving their lot much.


#26

Not sure if this accurate, but here is a Taiwan debt clock.

https://countrymeters.info/en/Taiwan_(Republic_of_China)/economy


#27

Yep, but so far they ahave been the most affected negatively by reforms. Discontent. Can´t blame teh government for trying, though as you say, it is not effective.


#28

Yeah it’s called socialism good stuff :smile:

Taiwan is a rich country this is peanuts.


#29

You mean the ones that just return for treatment? I’ve heard that they have a 3 month wait period now for them.


#30

Effective vote buying? That remains to be seen.


#31

It’s called being social, socialism is totally different! It’s not unlike US socialism, food stamps, medicare, rent control …

How do you think insurance works?


#32

I don’t know how does insurance work lol ?


#33

That’s a good thing, is it for real? Some flu tries base it on resident status. I remember before when I became a resident here and told Canada I was no longer a resident there, they took away my health care and I wasn’t allowed to vote federally, which I think is a bit much. But health care for residents only seems on point I think.


#34

It may depend on household registration income I guess.


#35

There’s also been some tax changes over the last two years. I think anybody under 30k per month won’t be paying income tax…Something like that.

Which is a good move, I couldn’t believe people on minimum wage or above were paying income tax!

Tax brackets have moved so us actual workers should all see a bit less tax taken off (if you are the tax paying type not like the landlord scum who don’t pay anything for sitting on their asses collecting money :open_mouth:).


#36

People already didn’t pay tax under a certain amount. Forget the figure but it was 20 something k.


#37

Any details on how to get this, how are assets included ? I’m wondering if my family can get this


#38

Yep, you earn it but Taipei gets to decide how to spend it.

Isn’t there another word for this kind of economic transaction? Oh yeah - robbery.

Lovely. Especially if you’ve worked hard to get your income >30k/mo. Just lovely!

I’m sure it will attract no fraudulent activity so stories about fraud circulating in a few months would never divide Taiwan’s electorate. :whistle:


#39

They didn’t call him Robin Hood for nothing. He was robbin’ the hood.


#40

People always pay tax, every time they buy something they pay VAT, or it’s paid for them at wholesale, import.