Thursday, 17 May 2012

Death of the Confidence Fairy Bis: NDP Hearing on the Budget

If it wasn't enough that Europeans are registering their disatisfaction with the idea of cutting budgets as a way to economic recovery by voting out parties preach austerity, a headline in today's New York Times suggests others are getting the message.

Angela Merkel apparently now is saying that she's not against stimulus for the Greek economy. It would be nice to think that she and her friends have been reading Paul Krugman's continued attacks on the illogic of thinking that austerity is a good thing. But who knows?

Don't forget that  Canadians will have a chance to say just what they think about the Harper government's "austerity" budget at a series of NDP meetings in the coming days.  The one in Montreal is Wednesday, May 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Centre St Pierre, 1212 Panet (Metro Bleury).

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