Sun, Nov 11, 2007 - Page 8 News List

Government has broken its social contract

By Lai Hsiang-Ling 賴香伶

The rich couldn't care less since they can pay to have things settled, but what about the middle class and the poor? Both political camps say they place a high priority on economic issues, but in practice they have only focused on their respective referendum proposals on joining the UN. They only promise policies that can win them votes. This short-sighted mentality is a violation of their social contract with the public. Anyone who puts their hope in them are going to end up disappointed.

Lai Hsiang-Ling is general secretary of the Solidarity Front of Women Workers.

Translated by Ted Yang

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