Unlike an ordinary bank debit card, it can only be used at shops approved by the government. So they can limit and control where, when, and how you spend your own money. You might also have to use a special checkout.
If this card scheme gets through, pensioners wouldn’t be able to:
- pay cash to buy cheap food at the local market
- buy second-hand goods
- pay for a meal or a beer at the RSL
- give money to their grandkids.