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As a council in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party considers an economic package without new fiscal spending, key party members are voicing doubts about such measures.At a regularly scheduled meeting of the party’s key members Oct. 7, many called for introducing such measures as special income tax cuts and a supplementary budget, according to LDP Secretary General Koichi Kato.Masakuni Murakami, head of the LDP House of Councilors members, said it is necessary to consider a variety of measures, including fiscal ones, although reducing the fiscal deficit is important, Kato told reporters after the meeting.Hiromu Nonaka, acting secretary general, reportedly said a package that contains only measures such as those to decontrol land transactions cannot help restore consumer confidence.Kabun Muto said it may be a good idea to boost consumer spending by introducing income tax cuts for a limited period such as two years, according to Kato.

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