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Lower house OKs ¥25.69 tril extra budget for virus package

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I expect a lot of this stimulus might be finding its way back into the pockets of LDP donors.

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...and what new bridges, dead end roads and other useless things will it be spent on as Abe gets licked by his dog, drinks tea and reads Manga while the Japanese people are starving to death? The man does not even have kids...how can he feel like he belongs here?

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OK, settle down there a bit. If a lot of this money is going directly to Japanese residents, it’ll be pretty hard for them to hide that, and for that money to go into the pockets of the friends of the politicians instead.

I mean, take a look at Canada. They’re doing something actually more generous than this, and even some conservative friends and family that I know are praising it. So please guys, please, it’s not all doom and gloom.

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Aso looks so very SLEEPY, they should let him go home and get the sleep he clearly seems to need!

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Wouldn't it be a good idea if the politicians ALL got a 40% salary cut, retroactive to March 1st and continuing until January 1st? Funny that hasn't been suggested by any politician...

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Wouldn't it be a good idea if the politicians ALL got a 40% salary cut, retroactive to March 1st and continuing until January 1st? Funny that hasn't been suggested by any politician...

They actually cut the salary of all diet members by 20% for a year. This does not take into account their bonuses and other funds received however (e.g. the infamous no-receipts-needed 文書通信交通滞在費), so in reality they won’t see more than a mere 7-8% cut. It all amounts to about 20-30 billion JPY I believe. Seems like much more than other countries such as SG, HK or NZ have done.

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