By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Independent presidential candidate Shih Ming-te pointed out Monday that Kuomintang
contender Hung Hsiu-chu should take a more proactive approach to eliminating the government’s campaign subsidies through revision of the Republic of China constitution.
Shih said during a press conference that the government should stop feeding political fat cats with campaign subsidies, which is often perceived as ways for them to garner wealth and fortune during election times.
“I understand government subsidies were carved to provide for the survival and participation of smaller political parties, such as the Democratic Progressive Party during marshal law, but the benefits have now been used for personal gains,” Shih said. [FULL STORY]