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The only solution to the problems caused by austerity.

Cuts in government spending sent the economy into reverse following a 3.1% annualised increase in GDP in the third quarter. Government spending fell by 15%, dragged down by a 22% cut in defence spending, the biggest fall since 1972 and the end of the Vietnam war.

Is more austerity.

[there is] increasing resignation among both Democrats and Republicans that the across-the-board cuts will soon take effect. The cuts were an element of the so-called fiscal cliff that was partially averted this month with the extension of Bush-era tax cuts.

Goodness knows we cannot avert such crisis by not cutting spending — those poor oppressed wealthy are already so heavily taxed at all levels.

Oh yeah, about that.


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Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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