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Ma distressed over failed beef vote

The Legislative Yuan failed to vote on the so-called beef amendments before its formal recess at 6 p.m. yesterday. President Ma Ying-jeou supports starting an emergency legislative session immediately, said presidential spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi (范姜泰基) yesterday.

The president is “regretful and distressed” that opposition lawmakers have paralyzed the Legislative Yuan, said Fan Chiang.

Ma supports convening an emergency session of the Legislative Yuan as soon as possible, Fan Chiang continued.

The Kuomintang (KMT) legislative caucus said late yesterday that it will initiate a motion for convening an emergency legislative session next week.

No Executive Order

For months, Ma has actively lobbied for legislators to pass amendments to the Act Governing Food Sanitation (食品衛生管理法) that would open Taiwan's borders to U.S. beef containing ractopamine.

But the Executive Yuan is not considering the use of executive order to force open borders to beef, said Executive Yuan spokesman Hu Yu-wei (胡幼偉) yesterday.

Earlier, Premier Sean Chen had told reporters that an executive order is a legal option, but that revising law through the Legislature is the “most safe way” to resolve the impasse.

'Severe condemnation': Speaker

The amendments have faced tremendous opposition from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and minor parties, who on Monday launched a 120-hour filibuster to prevent a plenary vote on the amendments.

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) said that he has “severe condemnation” for DPP lawmakers.

“Since June 8, DPP legislators have occupied the speaker's rostrum, obstructing the normal operations of the Legislative Yuan. The Legislative Yuan has been unable to deal with a number of important laws, and for that I issue the most severe condemnation,” he said.

The opposition party should use “rational discourse instead of the overbearing filibuster,” and “policy debate instead of antagonistic confrontation,” he said.

June 16, 2012    carltanong@
DPPigs and the TSUnit 731 shouted........
_Opposition to inflation.
Because they don't have the vision and wisdom why the world are facing inflation being caused by the "Cost of Production" etc. But President Ma and KMT have succeeded in controlling the inflation.

_Opposition to dictatorship.
Those occupied the LY are the DICTATORS.
DEMOCRATIC countries are NOT allowed to do that by using obstructing tactics to obstruct the Democratic process to vote.

_Opposition to ractopamine.
If RACTOPAMINE was a real threat to LIFE and HEALTH. How come 300M Americans are still ALIVE and KICKING and enjoying the Tender JUICY Beef steaks and the hamburger, spaghetti etc...?

Simple explanation. Because the DPPigs and the TSUnit 731 are the losers in the last election and become MAD against American beef.

REMEMBER DPPigs and the TSUnit 731.
_All the MEATS, VEGETABLES etc we consumed in the late 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century are all laced with chemical etc.
_Even FUME emitted from the moving vehicles are poisonous. Smoking cigarettes etc.......
_OIL leaks spill in the ocean can contaminated MARINES LIFE with poison too. etc.......

NOW, if the 300M Americans say Made in TAIWAN products are all poisonous and BOYCOTT it. What shall we do then?

The scenario will be very BAD for our Trade and Economy. Then that's the time inflation will SHOT UP.

The issue of Americans beef was so simple to solved.
_If you don't want to eat American beef. Then don't eat it. Other consumers wanted to eat it, just like smokers and non-smokers.

Why America was so progressive? Because the WINNER and the LOSER after the election coordinate through Democratic process with each others..
i.e. Hillary Clinton loss to Obama in the primary nomination. She conceded and become the Secretary of State of USA. HC work hard with responsibilities.

How about you LVeggieTsai? Still sleeping and wake up MAD at President Ma. LUCKILY YOU LOSE.
June 17, 2012    kurotako@
When some one focuses too much on passing a controversial issue, there is sure to be self-interest. Rather than moving to other Taiwanese matters at hand, Ma's acts have become questionable and irrational. Even KMT members have noted that such behavior is not in the interest of the people.
June 23, 2012    shepherd1777@
US beef cannot enter the EU, because import of radiated products is prohibited. Americans do not eat their own beef but consume Argentinean beef. Are we the trash can of the USA?
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President Ma Ying-jeou speaks at a meeting with Harvard Professor Ezra F. Vogel, not shown, in Taipei, yesterday. On the last day of the legislative session, Ma said he hopes for a swift resolution to the beef impasse, stressing that there are “no problems” with U.S. beef. (CNA)

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