http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0081010?rpc=44

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday the government would seek to minimise the impact of a plunge in Japanese stocks on the economy, and tax steps to support stock prices may be considered.
"Stock prices as a whole are moving in line with U.S. and European markets," Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura told a news conference, who described the falls as "psychological".
The Nikkei average .N225 tumbled 11 percent on Friday, leaving it facing its biggest one-day drop since the 1987 stock market crash on fears the financial crisis will lead to a global recession. [.T] (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Kaori Kaneko)
So this is the illusion of control. Government never had control over the markets. Markets are markets. Russia, China, Japan, the US...no government has control over this.




Each day, government people seem more strident and willing to say or do *anything*, screw the law. Anything.


We may be marking a time when people finally realize their government is not the answer.