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Protests Against Austerity Budgets In The U.K.—We Can Do The Same In The U.S.

Public workers and many others are protesting austerity measures in the United Kingdom.

From the New York Times-

More than 10,000 schools were affected by the strikes, as were universities, Social Security offices, courtrooms, airport customs desks and other government operations. Union officials warned that the strike could be the first of a series of walkouts here in the next few months, reflecting growing unhappiness over layoffs, salary freezes, tax increases and a persistently sluggish economy.  Much of the workers’ anger, said Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, has to do with a feeling of helplessness and resentment at having to suffer from the mistakes of bankers and others who caused the economic crisis. The government, Mr. Serwotka…, is “forcing some of the most vulnerable people in our society to pay for a crisis that was not of their making.”

All I can add to this is that we have the same option in the United States to take to the streets, and to protest against budgets and tax codes that reward the people who put us in the mess and that punish hard-working everyday people.

July 1, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Too many people here, unlike Europe, are brainwashed with the notion that government programs are bad and are less likely to participate in such protests at such high rates. Another year or two of this poor job economy though and that could turn around.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | July 1, 2011

  2. You never know when people will wake up.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 4, 2011

  3. Worthless americans again do no research of their own and rely on anti-European propaganda to flavour their soup!

    The ONE DAY STRIKE against the cuts disrupted next to nothing in the UK since the power of unions was so curtailed under previous governments that a return to the union power and disruptions of yesteryear are now impossible.

    Unions in the UK can shake their puny fist but do no real damage.

    How’s that 9.4% inflation and 18.8% unemployment working out for you in that collapsing AA-rated nation of yours?

    As an atheist it is surprising how often I have to tell americans to “take the plank out of their own eye instead of compaining about the speck of dust in their brother’s eye”.

    Austerity works. Beating the analyst’s expectations of spending savings by 4x and seeing our currency, Sterling, now referred to as a ‘safe haven currency’ tells you all you need to know.

    If the chimp that writes these ‘Europe having it wrose…no honestly…much worse’-articles did any research at all they’d know the public affects of the cuts are only going to kick in in 2012… not this yr. But then we cannot expect less from the propagandists in a nation desperately trying to hide its collapse to AA-status behind lies, flummery and deception… so as not to frighten their own apes!

    Ron Paul ask Bernanke “Is gold money?”. Watch it sometime on youTube and get a clue!

    americans…. you are so funny!

    Comment by Superior European | August 28, 2011

  4. You are not so nice given the fact that we pay your defense bills over in Europe and have done so for at least 70 years now. You should send every American taxpayer a thank you card for the money we lay out for you folks.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 29, 2011


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