M. Cucek: Kan's Brave Decision on Consumption Taxes

Friday, June 25, 2010

Michael Cucek

Prime Minister Naoto Kan, his cabinet, and his party deserve a round of applause.

Just four weeks ago it looked as though the House of Councillors election was going to be a political circus, with the LDP, one of the 20th century's poster children for political corruption and fiscal irresponsibility, huffing and puffing at the accounting troubles of DPJ leaders Yukio Hatoyama and Ichiro Ozawa, and the DPJ-led government's reining in some its unaffordable campaign promises.

Just two weeks a...

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