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Japanese Welfare Payments To Be Slashed Y74 Billion To Root Out The 'Comfortably Poor'

January 28, 2013 | Japan Times

Welfare benefits will be slashed by ¥74 billion over a three-year period starting from fiscal 2013, after a government panel found that some people are making more on the dole than the average low-income person who is not spends on living costs, it was learned Sunday.

The decision to lower standard benefit payments by 6.5 percent was made by welfare minister Norihisa Tamura and Finance Minister Taro Aso. The reduction will hit in August.

Since the standard benefit payment provides the basis for determining other levels of public assistance, such as subsidies for school expenses, reducing it may also affect low-income earners even if they are not on welfare.

Tamura said after the meeting that he will implement the measures so the decision does not adversely affect such earners.

Read more: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/28/national/welfare...

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The Japanese were right! The

The Japanese were right! The welfare state is designed to keep people poor and dependent on government. Now imagine Obama doing the same thing, which he will never do. What do you think will happen if he does this?

For a small country over 2

For a small country over 2 million but compare that to the U.S. 150 million. Either we have whole lot of unemployed or alot lazy people or both.

Statistics error?

US has 4.3 million on welfare, and has over twice the population of Japan (311 million vs. 128 million). So the numbers compare reasonably well, with Japan having more people on welfare. (by welfare they mean people earning no money, not people on some assistance or on temporary unemployment).

Good!

welfare-state delenda est

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