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Top Japanese Official Urges Elderly
to ‘Hurry Up and Die’

ABC News, by Aiko Fujita

Original Article

Posted By:mambo 5, 1/23/2013 11:52:14 AM

TOKYO – Taro Aso has never been one to hold his tongue. But Japan’s 72 year-old deputy prime minister may have outdone himself with his latest gaffe. At a government panel to discuss social security reforms, the former prime minister called the elderly who are unable to feed themselves “tube people,” then proceeded to say the elderly should be allowed to “hurry up and die” to reduce the burden on a country tasked to pay for their medical expenses.

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Should be on Obama´s obamacare review team!

Can anyone say deja vu all over again?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 1/23/2013 11:57:30 AM     (No. 9134330)

This will happen in the U.S. during the next 4 years of the Obama administration. If he can quicken the death of the elderly American it helps solve the twin entitlement problems - Medicare and Social Security.

Now see Obamacare in a new light.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/23/2013 11:57:53 AM     (No. 9134333)

As we speak, the Wan is in front of a mirror practicing......

"Hully up and die, white peopre!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sternben, 1/23/2013 12:05:43 PM     (No. 9134361)

“Why should I have to pay taxes for people who just sit around and do nothing but eat and drink?” he said at the time.

I work hard because millions on welfare and other give-aways depend on me.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/23/2013 12:10:24 PM     (No. 9134378)

You first, Aso.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/23/2013 12:11:21 PM     (No. 9134381)

Aso is just a nickname for ass hole, which he is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: olcap, 1/23/2013 12:12:01 PM     (No. 9134382)

Those who have spent time within the current and past health care systems, and who have made themselves dependent on the poisons (drugs) of the pharmaceutical industry, with their huckster salesmen, (also known as "doctors"), that will feel the full brunt of 0care.

I, personally, am so glad that I always made clear to doctors that I would only take a "medicine" if my life were at risk.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/23/2013 12:13:39 PM     (No. 9134388)

Under a 2 tiered system of medical care, I guess a 72 year old man can say such things.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/23/2013 12:38:09 PM     (No. 9134447)

Just my luck to get old just when they decide I ought to do the right thing and die - duh.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ouachita, 1/23/2013 12:48:22 PM     (No. 9134479)

Japan has interesting demographics. A very large number of Japanese are old and Japan´s fertility rate is far below the 2.2 replacement rate. Very little migration into the country. The next 20-40 years could prove interesting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/23/2013 12:56:37 PM     (No. 9134504)

If this were an old Twilight Zone episode, Taro Aso would find himself dependent on a feeding tube real soon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/23/2013 12:59:03 PM     (No. 9134511)

These are the people who paid into the system all their working lives and now they are not supposed to use the benefits they paid for all those years. This is the great lie of "free" government healthcare.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jond, 1/23/2013 1:08:40 PM     (No. 9134533)

The simple fact is that societies, not just Japan, can´t keep the promises made.

The Japanese solution, raising taxes, is self-defeating in the long run, since they make forming families even more difficult.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Phosphene, 1/23/2013 1:22:28 PM     (No. 9134562)

No hurry up and retire at 55 while the rest of us foot your outrageous medical bills for 50 more years.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: IdahoJoe, 1/23/2013 3:01:54 PM     (No. 9134773)

Ponzi schemes (aka government social programs) don´t work very well when you start to run out of new people to add to them. At that point the con artists running the Ponzi scheme start wishing the people at the top who are ´eating up the profits´ would go away, before the fraud and deceit becomes apparent.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/23/2013 5:51:26 PM     (No. 9135075)

The deputy prime minister is a public official paid by the taxpayers. He is not paying for anything.

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