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Aso vows to pull Japan out of economic slump

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First he vows to lose the election by a narrow margin, now he vows to pull Japan out of the slump... what is next?

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How will he succeed where his 11 predecessors haven't?

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vows and later disavows this is what Aso has been doing since Sept.08

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Please, this country is a joke when it comes to government fiscal policy. Just two days ago they announced that it will be at least the early 2020's before they stop adding to the public debt every year, and they are already at 168% of GDP. Ratings agencies are already talking about lowering their rating, which will just make their borrowing costs go up even more. And it is estimated that pensioners will only receive an average of 38% of their pre-retirement wages -- the second lowest of 30 major countries. Years of simply borrowing/spending to pave more roads, rather than bite the bullet and face reality, has caught up with Japan. And the sheep who voted for the LDP for the past 50 years are going to get hit hard.

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we all need a new 30'000 yen transfer each.

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Aso can't pull himself out of a slump, just how does he expect to pull the country out? Anyway, it is pretty likely he'll be looking for a job soon anyway.

The problems are obvious. And there are equally obvious solutions that Aso's government seem blind to.

I have no faith in the existing government to achieve anything but the release of more hot air and policies contrary to the needs and desires of the Japanese people.

But in the end I blame Japanese people for not taking a greater interest in their own political welfare and for voting for the "popular" candidate instead of for ones that may actually represent them.

If you don't take a stronger hand in your political lives, you deserve the poor representation you get from these selfinterested leaders. Stand up and get involved Japan!

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Can he 'vow' to fix that nasty crooked mouth ?

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Making education cheaper is one smart idea. But Aso shouldn't just be talking about it. He should do it right away. They should also change the stupid university entrance system so that parents don't have to waste so much money on jukus, and they should stop bailing out unprofitable businesses that have no other means of survival than government hand-outs.

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why not have a monthly plan? make it 500yen that way citizens can enjoy the fun of paying for their Diet's giant credit card bills. Might work and be over with in 2 years rather than ANOTHER lost decade.

oh yeah recession... well even more important to do it now so that there is ANY cash flow to do anything

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How many people would believes his desperated call?Or believes his desperated try to save himself and the LDP?

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SPEND....SPEND....SPEND. The only way out! It worked wonders in the U.S. economy.

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The situation reminds me of a game of 5 cards stud poker. PM Aso came into office w/ a crap hand, and the DPJ had at least a pair. They both drew cards, and now, PM Aso has a pair of deuces, but the DPJ is betting like they have a high pair or three of a kind. PM Aso is shoving cash on the table, but the DPJ is matching his bids - time to take a strong draw of straight whiskey to kill the pain.

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Well, if he were with Bush the first, he would probably whisper into your ears, "READ MY LIPS!"

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