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Japan should let old 'hurry up and die', says finance minister Taro Aso

Japan should let old 'hurry up and die', says finance minister Taro Aso

AFP
January 22, 2013 12:00AM

JAPAN'S finance minister Taro Aso said the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" instead of costing the government money for end-of-life medical care.

Aso, who also doubles as deputy prime minister, reportedly said during a meeting of the National Council on Social Security Reforms: "Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. You cannot sleep well when you think it's all paid by the government.

"This won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die," he said.

"I don't need that kind of care. I will die quickly," he said adding he had left written instructions that his life is not artificially prolonged.

During the meeting, he reportedly referred to "tube people" when talking of patients who cannot feed themselves.

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What he is saying is simply a

What he is saying is simply a reflection of the free market.

If old people had to take care of their own healthcare, many of them would die, since they cannot afford it. It gets expensive to stay alive so many years past when you are "supposed" to have died off. But because we have government-covered healthcare past a certain age (for example 65 in the US of A), we don't really see the bill...

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

I agree with him to the extent that it applies to members of the

Japanese government and managment of multinational corporations. Since they are considered "leaders" they should be first in line, then we will see how it works out.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Wow wait a minute, so you are

Wow wait a minute, so you are saying a world where no one dies, ever, is actually a nightmare for all involved?

Southern Agrarian