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Apr 29, 2008

Your tax dollars at work

The KMT-dominated legislature is getting a day of paid vacation, having bottled up a number of laws in the Procedural Committee and having already passed a number of others on Friday.

The blue lawmakers are also shamlessly insisting there's just nothing to do today because they were so effecient passing legislation last week.

Besides my pet bill (the National Languages Development Law), the Procedural Committee also bottled up the Anti-Annexation Peace Law (反併吞和平法草案), which has been blocked for about three years now.

I've started to get a grip on the Blue strategy of bottling up green bills instead of just voting against them -- why bother with getting publicity for not passing the law, when it gathers only dust, not attention, when it's locked up in the committee? Why give any green initiatives any attention? And who wants to vote against an anti-annexation law?


Tim Maddog said...

Doesn't the Chinese Nationalist Party's (KMT) refusal to put the bill up for a vote basically amount to a three-year long vote against it?

Tim Maddog

阿牛 said...

Effectively, it does the same thing, but what I'm noting is that it's not the same as a three year long vote against it.

Voting against it for three years on the floor would have gathered too much attention.

Tim Maddog said...

And what I'm saying is that it needs the kind of framing that lets people know what kind of position the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has regarding the matter. ;-)

If someone could even get them to mention it out loud...

Tim Maddog