Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Japanese Politician Openly Admits, "70% of Japanese Against Sales Tax Hike"



Japanese politician tells the truth on his blog that "70% of the public is against a Sales Tax increase."




Here's a quick translation from the blog of politician Narita Keiji of July 15, 2012:



Outside in the summer heat, it was exhausting. From morning to afternoon, a 100,000 person was rally held in Yoyogi Park. Brings together many have been expected among the climax of the Goodbye Nuclear Power movement. Please hurry and go out to join us.

Later that night, we held a rally to "Stop the Consumption Tax Hike." This is a coordinated action with the public and volunteer councilors that has taken place all over the metropolitan area, today it arrived in Setagaya at the Carrot Tower near Sangenjaya station.

Unfortunatley the weather became bad and strong winds forced us to close the meeting early but still many people showed up to gather flyers about the movement to stop the Consumption Tax increase…. There were many people with questions and anger about the talk of the tax increase.

70% of the population was opposed to the consumption tax hike….

I've mentioned before that I thought surveys of the Japanese public that showed only 58% opposed a Sales Tax increase must be false (or they survey a high percentage of people on the dole)... I haven't met anyone who was positive for any tax increase at all.

Original blog:



2012/07/15 23:16
7月15日日曜日
【国民の7割が反対】 

午前・午後ともに外回り、暑さの夏には少しバテ気味でしょうか。明日はさようなら原発10万人集会が代々木公園で開催されてます。脱原発の盛り上がりのなかで多くの結集が見込まれています。お早めにお出かけください。
夕方、「ストップ消費税増税」の街宣行動。これは、地方議員有志が都内各地でおこなってきたものですが、本日は世田谷区入りし、三軒茶屋のキャロットタワー前でおこないました。

あいにく強風のため時間を繰り上げて終了しましたが、わざわざチラシを受け取りに来る方もいました。消費税増税に怒りや疑問を持っている方が多いことの現れです。

消費税増税に国民の7割が反対しています。その一方で、国民は騙されているのではないでしょうか。増税の理由は、「社会保障を支える財源がない。」「このままでは日本の財政と社会保障は破綻する」というものです。
「経済のグローバル化によって企業からの増税は空洞化を招く」と法人税率の引き下げがおこなわれてきました。

大企業は莫大な内部留保を確保し、中小企業はますます厳しい経営状況に追い込まれているのが現状です。不公平税制を是正し、増税ありきではなく、この間の議論を踏まえ、日本の社会保障の将来像を明らかにすることが必要です。

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