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Published: Friday, Dec. 16 2011 3:55 a.m. MST

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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

What is happening in Greece today will happen here later. They are taxed out and now their only option is to do what should have happened long ago. They are being forced to cut ..... spending.

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ Rifleman: Actually, you have it completely backwards.

Many individuals in Greece pay little or no income tax - including many of the wealthy who engage in tax fraud.
Greece has refused to raise taxes or go after those who commit fraud because they feel it will harm the economy.

In the meantime, Greece has been cutting government services, most particularly pensions and safety net programs for the past 3 years in an effort to aid economic recovery.

In other words, for 3 years now Greece has been following the Republican recovery plan. And their economy is just getting worse, and worse, and worse.

Our economy, on the other hand, has been improving - slowly, but it is improving.

Greece proves the errors of the cut, cut, cut philosophy. Which, by the way, is not supported by the majority of economists.

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