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  •  Well, (3+ / 0-)

    The austerians have had differing levels of success in different countries.

    In Iceland they utterly failed and the country is stable.

    In Greece they've almost completely succeeded, and Greece is likely to fall into civil war as a result.

    The U.S. lies somewhere between these extremes. The outcome here is still substantially in doubt, and it's hard to say which side is winning.

    "What could BPossibly go wrong??" -RLMiller "God is just pretend." - eru

    by nosleep4u on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:36:50 AM PST

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    •  Not accurate about Iceland. (3+ / 0-)
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      We had tons of austerity (half of our shortfall was made up through cutbacks, really massive ones), and they're still cutting more back today. And while our economy is improving, it isn't really "stable".

      Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

      by Rei on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:02:30 AM PST

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