From ABC, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on social security reforms in a country where 25-percent of the population are 65 and older:
Even if doctors said they could keep me alive, it would be unbearable. I would feel guilty, knowing that treatment was being paid for by the government.
Why should I have to pay taxes for people who just sit around and do nothing but eat and drink?
Aso also said that elderly ‘tube people,’ a ‘feeble‘ group, should be allowed to ‘hurry up and die.’