Jack Layton’s Plan for Canada: Greece.


What socialism gets you:

Violent protests continued Wednesday in Greece after parliament passed an unpopular austerity plan to avoid defaulting on the country’s massive debt.

The five-year, €28-billion plan includes higher taxes, privatization and deep cuts to spending and benefits. The plan was passed by a slim margin – winning by just 17 votes – and met with protests from an already angry public. The country is in the midst of a 48-hour general strike and violent street protests have become an increasingly common sight in Athens.


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