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Alexis Tsipras Takes His Medicine, Eats His Vegetables, Washes Behind His Ears For Auntie Angela

Sometimes we have to do things we don't like to get bailouts.
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Better than not being prime minister, right? Right!?!??

Here’s your goddamned austerity budget, jerks. And thanks for nothing.

The budget outlines a variety of measures intended to meet the bailout requirements, like increasing the sales tax on hotels and paring government spending on indebted pension funds….“We have managed to secure the country’s financial stability and to definitively stop debate about Grexit,” Mr. Tsipras said, referring to the term for a potential Greek exit from the euro. He said enforcing the bailout terms “is a necessary condition.”

He added, however, that his leftist-led coalition would strive to “restore social justice and the dignity of the Greek people and work for a society of equality and prosperity.”

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