By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

The Abe administration is set to implement the increase the Japanese consumption tax from the current steep 8% to a tithing 10% in October.

While there are many flaws in this patchwork increase, I’ll focus on what I consider to be the most unfair section of it which will benefit only credit card and e-cash users and be paid for by everyone.

Under the new tax system, people paying for goods or services at small to medium-sized businesses will receive a 2% point-back “gift” from the credit card or e-cash service for a limited time (some articles say up to the 2020 Olympics).

This discriminates against people who don’t have credit cards or who don’t wish to use e-cash. What really sucks is that the point-back 2% will be paid to the credit card and e-cash companies with the tax money they pay. Talk about discrimination at its worst!

消費増税ポイント差別

安倍政権は10月に現在の8%から10%に引き上げるように向かっている。

今回の継ぎはぎ増税には欠点が山ほどあるが、差別的なポイント・バックは最悪。クレジットカード会社やキャッシュレス決済会社に私達の税金が支給されるからだ。

新制度では限定期間(記事によってオリンピックまで)に中小企業での買い物をクレジット・カードまたはキャッシュレス決済をすると買物の2%はその会社のポイントで返金されるようだ。

これはクレジット・カードを持たない成人や未成年に対しての明らかな差別だ!最低なのはその2%は利用していない人からの税金から賄う仕組みにもなっている!

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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