Civil Supervision on Tax incomeThe Citizen's Coalition for Economic Justice(CCEJ) announcement its list of the 'Ten Worst Cases of Squandering Away the Nation's Budget'. National and local governments have been chastised for their wasteful practises numerous times. The problem, while not a new one, has persisted despite various party slogans in support of a small government.
Six branches of the Ministry of Construction & Transportation are reported to have wasted as much as 3 trillion won. Of course, the statistics released by the CCEJ might not be correct, and the government may have a different method for calculating the figures. Nevertheless, no one can deny that public construction has a problem with corruption and augmented budgets. For example, a ￦4.6 billion analysis of government reformation made by a private consulting company was never utilized. The National Pension Corportation spent over ￦40 billion on a campaign to convince people to report their income. However,the NPC reported insurance earnings of ￦2.1 billion. What a horribly ineffective waste of public funds.
Local governments are no different than the national government. One local government cut costs by shrining the size of a parking lot, consequently complicating parking problems.
In commemoration of 'Tax Payer's Day', the CCEJ initiated an'on guard movement for tax income'and is reportedly planning its campaign with 30 local branches. It is our right to protest the wrongful imposition of taxes and keep an eye on how taxes are used. Therefore, we shoud remain aware of our precious tax in liason with non-government organizations.
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