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Why are so many central bankers, politicians and pundits admiring austerity wonderfulness?

Because of . . .

Great Latvia Success Story!

You can be this too!

Latvia growth of economy shows world big austerity works!

Five point five percent growth . . . success!

Before you become austerity success like Latvia, you must chop, chop, chop economy like fat beet of too much luxury!

Latvia economy contract in painful Depression when banks gorge like sick pig,

But strong Latvian people take pain for pig!

First you must suffer, not be crybaby!

You take pain of twenty percent unemployment like Latvia,

Now unemployment only . . . fifteen percent! Success!

Latvia economy even better after hundreds of thousands unemployed leave country, make job numbers improve!

See?  Austerity cuts:  success!  And you can too!

Cut fat government luxury excess like school, fire, safety:  you be success like strong Latvia!

Is like you jump from cliff and suffer much, then rise up five point five percent above crater:  success!

Much pleasure through pain in . . .

Great Latvia Success Story!

You can all be Latvia, is good!  

Originally posted to Comics on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Daily Kos.

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