Japanese Elderly should „hurry up and die“

Ansage vom japanischen Finanzminister: Die Rentner sollen sich mit dem Sterben doch mal bitte ein bisschen beeilen. Ich wiederhole mich: Als Politiker braucht man echt ein besonderes Talent für Arschlochism.

Japan's new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country's finances.

Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to "hurry up and die" to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.

Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister