Last Sunday, Hsu said that as a provincial councilor in the now-defunct Taiwan provincial assembly in 1982, Su had rejected a request by then-Taiwan provincial government chairman Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) to skip a question-and-answer session to see his son, who had died that day.
Su’s office, alongside a number of politicians and historians, dismissed the accusations and said what Hsu said contained factual errors.
However, Hsu yesterday reiterated the authenticity of the accusation, saying that the story had been circulating among former provincial councilors for years despite the fact that he may have stated the details incorrectly.
Mawvellous wrote:Ma has introduced long overdue increases in fuel and electricity prices and is trying to pass a securities tax. The DPP, typical to form, are taking the populist and absurd position that prices should be frozen, even as the the price of Taiwan's energy imports goes through the roof. They are even refusing to support the securities tax. The DPP find themselves in the position of defending the policies of the authoritarian developmental state in the face of KMT attempts at reform.
headhonchoII wrote:A lot of Ma's and Liu's policies are being watered down or blocked by the KMT caucus. They have deliberately opposed Ma and put review of the securities tax back to later this year hoping to get rid of it of water it down even more by then.
The same thing happened when last the health minister tried to bring in national health premiums under total household income, it got blocked by the KMT caucus.
urodacus wrote:When Chen was in the Pres office, the DPP could do absolutely nothing because the KMT fuckwads dominated the house and would not allow the passage of a single bill of substance.
Now that the KMT is back in power (and only after Ma's second erection) they are finally doing some of the very things that they blocked the DPP from doing way back then. Political dickheadedness of the highest order, but since when have we ever been able to expect any better of the KMT?
Ten years too late, and even now they're fighting among themselves to see who can keep the money train running as long as possible, bugger the future. Way to go, KMT!
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