Friday, April 15, 2011

No way to run a government

The Japan Times pilloried the U.S. government for the way it handled the 2011 budget. The newspaper excoriated Congress for not cutting the deficit enough, referring to the amount of cuts as “a drop in the proverbial bucket of red ink that is drowning the U.S. economy.”

According to the newspaper, the Democrats and Republicans were engaged in a game of “chicken,” where one side would dare the other side to do something “stupid and dangerous.”

“This ‘consequences be damned’ hostage-taking bodes ill for the ability of the U.S. to lead, a notion that it takes seriously,” said the Japan Times. “It is the height of irresponsibility. It is certainly no way to govern.”

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