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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    today: IMF chief worried about Europe domino effect | Reuters

    all those lying right wing govt's, again

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Nobody should like austerity, seeing as how it is the economic elite's way of getting the poor to pay for their f-ups.
    And part of that's because the government's been ever-increasing the load on upper-middle and higher income individuals to the point where their backs are literally broken. No government can sustain robbing from the rich to serve the poor indefinitely. Ya' gots ta' git a job.
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    this afternoon: EU Endorses Bailout Fund, Amid Discord - WSJ.com

    [T]he crisis gripping the weaker governments of the euro zone showed no signs of abating. On Thursday, Spain was forced to offer significantly higher interest rates at a debt auction Thursday than it paid just a month ago. Bond markets fell across Europe. Earlier on Thursday, the head of the International Monetary Fund said he's worried European officials are "too much behind the curve" in comparison with the speed at which markets are moving, risking further contagion in the euro area.

    Also Thursday, the European Central bank said it will nearly double its capital base—a move analysts see as a strong signal to government leaders that the central bank's loans to banks and its purchases of government bonds of the region's weakest economies carry a risk. There were no details about the size of the new fund, which finance ministers said last month would be broadly in line with the EU's current temporary €750 billion ($992 billion) fund.

    So far, the expected agreement on the new bailout plan, which includes provisions that would force holders of euro-zone government bonds to bear losses in some cases, has done little to reassure markets about Europe's resolve to salvage its common currency. In recent days, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and other leaders have proposed issuing common euro bonds as a way to alleviate the pressure on the currency area's weakest members. But the idea has been met with fierce resistance in Germany and other countries amid concerns that they could end up footing the bill for profligate neighbors.

    The Continent's inability so far to halt the spread of the turmoil bodes ill for the coming year, when EU countries are expected to need to raise $2 trillion of debt. If Europe's governments fail to put their bickering aside, they risk triggering the unthinkable: the implosion of the euro.

    For the past year, Europe has sought to manage the crisis with stopgap measures. Now, with Greece and Ireland under the virtual stewardship of the EU and the IMF and Portugal threatened with a similar fate, there is a growing recognition across Europe that policy makers are running out of options. Spain, a far larger economy than Ireland or Greece, is in jeopardy due in part to unknown losses in its banking system as its housing bubble deflates. Even Italy and Belgium, long used to managing high public debts, are coming under pressure in bond markets.
    who's spinning?

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    My only hope is that the violence in these countries increases until the measures are reversed in their entirety, or until the governments are overthrown.

    Whichever comes first.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    My only hope is that the violence in these countries increases until the measures are reversed in their entirety, or until the governments are overthrown.

    Whichever comes first.
    Violence won't change the nature of reality. Those workers are in direct competition with Chinese and Indian workers. Big govt. can't be sustained and it can't be reformed.

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Violence won't change the nature of reality. Those workers are in direct competition with Chinese and Indian workers. Big govt. can't be sustained and it can't be reformed.
    These measures are very obviously the way of the wealthy punishing the poor for their ****ups. The Greeks and Brits are entitled to use any means necessary to overturn them.

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    raising the retirement age in france from 60 to 62?

    French Demonstrators Hit the Streets Over Retirement Change Proposal - ABC News

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    My only hope is that the violence in these countries increases
    that's very revealing, please continue

    exactly what should be done to whom?

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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    These measures are very obviously the way of the wealthy punishing the poor for their ****ups. The Greeks and Brits are entitled to use any means necessary to overturn them.
    The Greeks and Brits can't prevent the decline in their standard of living. That's what happens when power shifts in the world. There is nothing they can do to save themselves no matter who they kill. It's too late. Their countries are past the tipping point.

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