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Comments by Prime Minister Taro Aso on the Unofficial Announcement of the Original Budget Proposal

December 20, 2008

  1. The government will work to ensure peace of mind in people's daily lives, giving top priority to economic recovery.
  2. Accordingly, it intends to formulate a budget that will be implemented in a bold manner, with particular focus on the economy, employment, and people's daily lives, while devising ways to secure fiscal sources.
  3. In the budget formulation process, the government conducted substantive revival negotiations.
  4. I will give instructions on the framework to promote prioritized issues that places a focus on measures to defend people's daily lives and those to fulfill the regions' latent powers, and aim to finalize the budget on December 24.