KMT Calling Cash Rebate to Be Completed Before Jan. 19 國民黨團喊話 普發現金拚1/19前三讀

The KMT is calling for the current legislative session to be extended so that the third reading of the cash rebate bill can be completed before Jan. 19.

Hsueh Jui-yuan, Health and Welfare Minister: “I sincerely apologize to Convener Tseng. ”
William Tseng, KMT Caucus Whip: “Fine, sit down.”

Hsueh Jui-yuan apologizes to William Tseng, saying he hopes the budget can be quickly approved. The KMT recently demanded an apology from Hsueh, saying the Ministry of Health and Welfare's budget proposal would not be reviewed otherwise. It remained unclear during cross-party consultations on the 6th when citizens will finally receive their promised NT$6,000 cash payments.

William Tseng, KMT Caucus Whip: “The KMT is certain the third reading can be completed before Jan. 19. If the Executive Yuan doesn't submit the bill, the KMT will submit one.”

Ker Chien-ming, DPP Caucus Whip: “Can this be completed in just four short days? If there is a consensus, it's possible. Why not?”

Su Tseng-chang, ROC Premier: “The Executive Yuan is on all the various government agencies' backs to get this done and submitted to the Legislative Yuan. We hope to be able to give every citizen a new year's blessing after the new year.”

Both ruling and opposition lawmakers are calling on the Tsai administration to complete the draft bill as soon as possible. In response, Premier Su Tseng-chang said he was working really hard on it. Several DPP lawmakers say they won't accept the cash payment and will be donating it if they get it.

Lee De-wei, Legislator (KMT): “(I'll use it) to pay for my children's tuition.”

Hsu Chih-chieh, Legislator (DPP): “I might not accept mine. If it's wired into my bank account, I might withdraw it and give it back to the nation.”

Fan Yun, Legislator (DPP): “I personally will take this NT$6,000 and donate it to an NGO that I support.”

Meanwhile, Su is dealing with calls for a Cabinet reshuffle. His chances of remaining in his post, meanwhile, will be higher if the cash payments get distributed.

Su Tseng-chang, ROC Premier: “The people who shoulder the burden are covered in smelly sweat from head to toe, and no one likes them. We are doing our best, but no government is perfect.”













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