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Bad deal over extra budget

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The political standoff over the government's supplementary budget proposal shows no signs of abating.

The 6.7 trillion won ($5.7 billion) proposal was submitted to the National Assembly on April 25 to cope with an economic slowdown as well as air pollution from fine dust. But it is still pending at the Assembly largely due to a political confrontation between liberal and conservative parties.

It is lamentable that parties are engrossed in endless fighting over their interests when the nation is facing greater economic uncertainties caused by the U.S.-China trade war and Japan's export restrictions on the country's high-tech........

© The Korea Times