Aso tells poor young people not to get married

Taro_aso_Taro Aso is getting some heat for a statement he made about money and marriage in front of a group of young Tokyoites on Sunday night. Here’s an excerpt of what he said:

If you don’t have money, you’d better not get married… Marriage isn’t something that you do because you have money and you don’t do because you don’t have money. It depends on each individual. However, you can’t be confident unless you earn a living. It’s difficult for you to be respected if you don’t earn money.

Some youngsters found this offensive since they’re struggling really hard to find work but can’t. I see his point about people gaining respect by earning money, but I don’t necessarily think that has to be a prerequisite for marriage.


2 thoughts on “Aso tells poor young people not to get married

  1. The way I see it, I don’t think money should be a prerequisite for marriage, but I would so much rather stay engaged until I can afford the wedding of my dreams.

  2. I agree with him in general (there was a laughter about the first sentence as i saw) but telling this as an answer as PM is a different story. Well I’m sure he’ll lose in this weekend, so who cares 🙂