[Tokyo newspaper] in the August 5 evening edition Metropolitan Assembly Parliamentary activities cost food "membership fee" is most 14 fiscal year minute past New Komeito a total of 25.21 million yen
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (constant 127) is 5 days, 2014 of Parliamentary activity costs devote to lawmakers research It has published a copy of the receipt of degrees and minutes. Of the Shito can be seen from the receipts, there is "membership fee" is a total of 26.41 million yen, including a meeting with the food and drink, a major parliamentary group only the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito, most in the 09 fiscal year minute after the receipt attached more than 1 yen was obliged It became. / As the Liberal Democratic Party membership fees 19,470,000 yen, New Komeito was spending 574 million. According to the criteria of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on the uses of Parliamentary activity costs, the upper limit is 10,000 yen once per capita. The criteria of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, membership fee is limited to "association to participate in the purpose of the exchange of opinions and information gathering", is not the case is admitted to the social and eating and drinking with the primary purpose. / Communism and democracy does not recognize the expenditure as "association with the food and drink is not amenable to the Parliamentary activity expenses".
[Asahi Shimbun] Economic and Fiscal White Paper of August 14, 2015 fiscal year will be submitted to the cabinet meeting of 14 days, since the consumption tax rate is the main cause that recovery is delayed consumption after rose to 8% from 5%, wage growth was dull It was analyzed with. White Paper two years ago had stressed that "tax increase does not necessarily inhibit the economic growth," but the reality was tough. / Scale of the tax increase before the last-minute demand is about 3 trillion yen. Tax rate in fiscal 1997 went up from 3% to 5% was 2 trillion yen. This time sentence tax increase width was large, also came out big drop in consumption after the tax increase. In personal consumption is 3.1% decrease compared with the previous year's real gross domestic product of the 14 fiscal year (GDP), the recoil is out greater than 1 2.0% decline in fiscal 1997. / In the white paper, the big difference of the other one of the last time, cited the growth of wages. 97 fiscal year prior to entering into a deflationary growth in wages per capita, workers were also increasing. Growth of workers overall wage is higher than the growth in prices, real income was 0.6 percent in the previous year.
[Sunday Mainichi] August 23, "Nettou roundtable discussion" (Hosaka Masayasu, Ichiri Hando, Makoto Aoki)
[Mainichi Shimbun] August 15, people lightly seen that the Abe administration (Yoshiko Kai's post - everyone's Square)
newspaper "a little uncomfortable feeling of Takashi Matsuo." I think absolutely it's the street. "Recently, precisely because commentator of ruling party politicians and news reports but are often use the expression" public understanding has not been obtained "against security bill, has deepened the understanding of many people, dissent is an increasing number of
opinions that or not than that. " Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appearance of TV was also seen, naive explanation of using the childish tools. This wonder dissent is considered to turn to "favor". For the / lowered support rate, the Prime Minister has been Ihana' as "not of doing politics for the support rate", if you Omoo what the Matsuo and the same I also "national, was in my way is right on, sounded like to say that this road there is only ". / National life, national life or death is involved this big problem, not even to hear the many voices of the people, Prime Minister trying to decide at the discretion. Also see lightly the people is just think that I want you in moderation.