“To respond appropriately to our current difficult economic situation, and to ensure economic recovery, the earliest possible enactment of this supplementary budget is necessary,” said Noda.
In response, Sadakazu Tanigaki said the LDP would cooperate on the stimulus bill if Kan agreed to pass their fiscal discipline and tax reform bill. The opposition also wanted Ichiro Ozawa to testify before the Diet. They wanted Ozawa to explain his role in the Rikuzankai scandal.
Over the next two months, the LDP would not cooperate with the DPJ. Presumably, America asked the LDP to impose fiscal discipline on Japan and the LDP caved. America wanted to spend Japan’s money, which meant that America would have to prevent the DPJ from passing their original stimulus bill. And for whatever reason, Japan would acquiesce to the demands made by America. So instead of quickly passing the stimulus bill, Japan wasted time on the Rikuzankai scandal.
In INDB, in the notes for this article, I wrote the following.
I rarely agree with the current administration but…HURRY UP AND PASS THE GOD DAMN STIMULUS PACKAGE!!! IT IS CLEAR THAT MY GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DRUG ME UNTIL AT LEAST YOU IDIOTS PASS THE BILL. HURRY!!! HURRY!!!