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Apr 8, 2008

DPP delaying Ma agenda

As I've been posting about, the KMT caucus has been pushing some laws that we could call the 'Ma Agenda,' including certain economic subsidies, spending, and cross-strait related bills.

The DPP caucus has apparently [CN] been using it's minimal weight to send plenty of them back to the procedural committee and keep them off the floor.

So far, the KMT has not overruled any of those moves, but if it so desired, could simply force the bills forward. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus acting Secretary-General Hsieh Kuo-liang (謝國樑) threatened to do just that today.

Hsieh Kuo-liang (Keelung City) has his name on most of the legislation being pushed right now, mostly by virtue of his title.

One nice thing I'd like to say about Hsieh: he's trying to remove a barrier to citizenship -- for both Chinese and other foreign spouses -- to apply for citizenship at this point, they have to prove they have enough money to support themselves. He'd like to remove that requirement.


Tim Maddog said...

"[B]oth foreign and Chinese"?

Tim Maddog

阿牛 said...

How does 'both Chinese and other foreign spouses' work?

Tim Maddog said...

Much more pleasing to the eyes, ears, and other parts of one's being. (Well, to mine, at least.) ;-)

Tim Maddog