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The government has taken a bite out of pensions. Workers are angry and have gone on a massive strike, paralyzing the nation. Cameron continues to hack at the working class and poor to get government expense in line. That is the same strategy as American Republicans.
Blame the trouble on the needy and take away from those who can protest the least. Whoops. That backfired. It will backfire in America too.
Can it happen in America?
In the words of Sarah Palin, “You betcha.”
“UK paralyzed by public sector strike
On June 30th, some 750,000 teachers and civil servants are holding a one-day coordinated strike in Great Britain.
An estimated one eighth of all public sector workers have taken to the streets of British cities, accompanied by quite a number of border service staff members. The walkout paralyzed or severely hampered the work of many government agencies, universities, schools, courts, unemployment offices, social service and driving license test centers, as well as the country’s sea and air hubs.
The main reason that encouraged hundreds of thousands of Britons to join the strike was their discontent with the government’s plans to reform the current model of providing public service pensions and raise the retirement age for civil servants from 60 to 66. David Cameron’s coalition government is also going to increase superannuation contributions by an average 3.2 percent and change the entire pension calculation system. Thus, pensions will be based on average earnings over the course of a whole career, rather than pre-retirement pay.”