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Japan economy may run out of cash by October

July 6 (VANCOUVER SUN) — Japan’s government could run out of money by the end of October, halting all state spending including salaries, pensions and unemployment benefits, because of a standoff in parliament that has blocked a bill to finance the deficit.

The deficit financing bill, which would allow the government to sell bonds needed to fund almost half of the budget, has languished in parliament as the ruling Democratic Party tussles with opposition parties that can use their control of the upper house to reject legislation.

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    1. @Unforgiven,

      Good point. And best laugh all day! Surely we have some lawyers who can claim copyright on fiat, for somebody. FDR?

      Copyright on running out of fiat is a natural corollary. Where’s the ACLU?

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