TOKYO — Japan’s opposition party won an overwhelming victory at the polls on Sunday pledging to increase social welfare, better protect workers and do away with American-style, pro-market reforms to lead the country out of its long slump.
But while the presumptive prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, rallied campaign crowds with his pledge to shift away from the “excessive” market reforms of recent years, many economists here say Japan may need more American-style deregulation and market-led growth, not less, to invigorate its stagnant economy...
In America, most the people that voted against Bu$hie wanted economic reform, meaning regulating the living crap out the banksters in return for bailing their creamy asses out.
In Amerika, the banksters who owned Bu$hie and bought Barry O. view reform as giving them the keys to the Treasury and using the local Sheriff to reposses your home... so they can sell it again to another sucker to reposses at some convenient date.
I wish the new government in Japan luck. You're going to need it dealing with the fishes.