Even though Japan’s national debt is 236% of GDP, compared to 153% in Greece Europe’s most-indebted country, the puerile politicos in the LDP1 have decided to double Japan’s sales tax by 2015 (WSJ.com 2012/06/26) and spend their tax money on building funtime Gundams.
LDP: “We Are Planning To Build Gundam”
sankakucomplex.com | June 26, 2012
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The LDP has announced it is considering a Gundam development program, with the presumed intent of defending Japan with an army of giant robots.
On a political talk-show broadcast on NicoNico Douga, LDP parliamentarians including the LDP’s vice president Tadamori Oshima and former party general secretary Bunmei Ibuki revealed the LDP was “seriously considering” a “Gundam development project.”
1The LDP is Japan’s not-so Liberal no-so Democratic not-very-much-fun Party has been ruling the country almost continuously for the past 57 years.