As much as 14 trillion yen has been spent over the past two years under the name of contingency fund to fight against Covid-19 Pandemic.
Now more and more people wonder whether the tax money was used properly.
For example, in a city in Gunma prefecture, officials say they spent 17.87 million yen to create an app that shows a dinosaur appearing in full size.
3.85 million yen was paid to purchase a public car exclusively for government officials.
Whereas in Hokkaido,
2 million yen was squandered to design a costume for a PR character in the town.
These businesses were funded by national taxes to deal with Corona.
It can be taken as bandwagon sentiment.
A reserve fund is a fund that is set up to ensure that an organization has the financial resources to meet its obligations in the event that it experiences a financial emergency
Usually, the Japanese government has a reserve fund up to about 500 billion yen every year.
Since 2020, however, the fund grew up without the consent of the Diet, totaling up to 14 trillion yen for the past two years.
It’s perfectly fine to spend taxes to deal with corona, but it’s unconvincing to see our tax money being spent on things that have nothing to do with it.
It is necessary to verify the whole thing.