I spoke at the Taipei City Tsai Ing-wen support club today: A president’s responsibilities are representing the will of the Taiwanese people, giving people a vision and making people proud and happy. However, Taiwan has gone in the wrong direction – there’s no vision. Would changing the ruling party make a difference? Yes. If we take the financial management as an example, when the DPP first got in government in 2000, the budget deficit was approximately $US 8 billion. In 2007, we not only balanced the book but had some surplus. However, since the KMT took over in 2008, the annual deficit has gone up to $US 8.7 billion. The KMT government has had to borrow every year and the amount of borrowing increases in each year. We can’t see any sign of hope in resolving this situation. Let’s take energy spending as another example. Before 2000, the electricity reserve margin was 20%. The DPP government cut it to 16%, which saved the taxpayers US$ 1.3 billion every year. However, under the KMT government since 2008, it has shot up to 20-28%. Therefore, having a different party in government does make a difference.
‘Spoke at TPE City Tsai Ing-wen support club today. Explained how DPP govt was better than KMT’
‘Deficit was US$ 8bn in 2000. DPP govt balanced the book in 2007. Change in govt makes a difference‘
‘DPP cut elec reserve margin to 16% & saved US$1.3bn annually. Change in govt does make a difference‘