Skip to comments.General Strike in Spain over government austerity (This is what's coming to America with Obama)
Posted on 03/30/2012 6:02:55 AM PDT by bestintxas
And this is the easy part.
Spanish workers angry at a labour reform the government calls an "unstoppable" necessity staged a general strike on Thursday, bringing factories and ports to a standstill and igniting flashes of violence on the streets.
Hundreds of thousands attended largely peaceful marches throughout Spain, waving red flags and beating drums against the budget cuts of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was elected by a landslide only four months ago on a mandate to dig the country out of a debt crisis that has unnerved its European neighbours.
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds in downtown Barcelona after hooded youths threw rocks at windows and set rubbish bins alight in Spain's second city, where - as in much of Spain - unemployment has been devastating among the young.
In Madrid, demonstrators chanted slogans and carried banners protesting against the conservative government's measures, which will make it cheaper for companies to fire workers and will dismantle a nationwide system of collective pay bargaining.
"We're here because we are really angry," said Alba Valle, a 23-year-old media technician in the capital who, like almost one young Spaniard in two, cannot find work.
"It's a step backwards for the country."
The Spanish unemployment rate is officially 23% while youth unemployment is at 50%. The big battle will come when Prime Minister Rajoy's center right coalition gets into the real budget cutting the must be done. And with Spain slipping into another recession, it's only going to get more difficult to slash spending.
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Recognition of its cause is the initial step in its prevention here.
A general strike by government employees? Bring it on.
And the Union dominated Euro paranoia continues. They mention workers marching but this is about cutting government and boosting jobs. These either might not be actual workers or they are retarded.
Of course. They don’t want the gravy train to stop. Just like a junkie who can’t beg, borrow or steal anymore. Just like Margaret Thatcher said— they have run out of other peoples’ money to spend.
Apparently, they hope that their economy will get better if everyone suddenly becomes much less productive and just stays home from work.
(This is what is coming to America with Obama)
I will add,
(Or with Romney)
I think in proto-dictatorship or slave-socialist states like in Europe, if the master of the plantation cuts medical benefits to the slaves, they start getting angry or afraid.
Europe is becoming fast a time bomb.
I used to think such sentiments were naive and defeatist. But as I've come to realize that the media has a stronghold on mass perception, and it is hostile to Liberty; and that most if not all major institutions of any type are rotted to the core with those hostile to both Liberty and good sense, I see that only a miracle could prevent it. I believe in miracles, but not capricious ones.
The U.S. is living on borrowed money. What is happening in Greece and Spain will happen to the U.S.A only worse. Thanks democrat Obama for nothing. It will be worse it’s second term. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2865865/posts
Borrowed money, as ominous as it is, is the least of the US’s problems. Bankruptcy begins in the soul.
Agreed. Unions here don’t have the clout to pull this off in the private sector. And if they shut down the government it would actually be a plus.
Were they wearing "I am Trayvon" hoodies?