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November 3, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Music. Comments off.

Sounds Familiar: Japan votes for ‘Change’…

MyWayNews:

With only two weeks of official campaigning that focused mainly on broadstroke appeals rather than specific policies, many analysts said the elections were not so much about issues as voters’ general desire for something new after more than a half century under the Liberal Democrats….

And the platform was CHANGE! and anti-status quo!

…The ruling party has betrayed the people over the past four years, driving the economy to the edge of a cliff, building up more than 6 trillion yen ($64.1 billion) in public debt, wasting money, ruining our social security net and widening the gap between the rich and poor,” the Democratic Party said in a statement as voting began Sunday. “We will change Japan,” it said.

And LOTS of SPENDING promises were made but NO word on HOW they will govern, just like here:

With only two weeks of official campaigning that focused mainly on broadstroke appeals rather than specific policies, many analysts said the elections were not so much about issues as voters’ general desire for something new after more than a half century under the Liberal Democrats.

Oh Japan, something new is not necessarily something good, as we have seen here! Just as here, while they campaigned on how AWFUL the big debt was, the plans are to RAISE it!

The Democrats are proposing toll-free highways, free high schools, income support for farmers, monthly allowances for job seekers in training, a higher minimum wage and tax cuts. The estimated bill comes to 16.8 trillion yen ($179 billion) if fully implemented starting in fiscal year 2013.

Guess what else we have in common? Our demographics:

Making the situation more dire is Japan’s rapidly aging demographic – which means more people are on pensions and there is a shrinking pool of taxpayers to support them and other government programs.

Sounds just like what happened here. I wish them luck and hope they get a better result.
LeAnn Rimes courtesy of brattyangel1100

August 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Politics. Comments off.

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