Socialist, labor-coddling Greece, on the verge of an economic collapse, realizes what it must do. In a word - austerity Watch, and learn America:
Greece will pledge permanent spending cuts, including lower pension payments and a 20 percent reduction in the minimum wage, as the economy contracts this year at a faster pace than originally estimated, according to the draft of a new financing deal with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.“To restore competitiveness and growth, we will accelerate implementation of deep structural reforms in the labor, product and service markets,” according to the letter of intent addressed to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in a document obtained by Bloomberg News.
If Greece gets this and vast tracts of America do not yet understand, is the only way to get it to sink in is reach an imminent collapse? Hopefully not.