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Eurozone tells Greece to ready new cuts, taxes

• AP
European finance ministers bluntly told Greece to prepare tougher spending cuts and new taxes in an attempt to snuff out a government debt crisis that has shaken the entire eurozone.

The 16 countries that use the euro warned Greece on Monday that it will need to take the extra measures if current cutbacks don't bring its massive deficit down — from a staggering 12.7 percent of economic output to a still-high 8.7 percent this year.

Greece has until March 16 to report back on its progress.

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Comment by Jet Lacey
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This is no surprise to anyone who has followed John Perkins' work at all.  If you're not up on it, I suggest you read his book "Confessions of and Economic Hit Man."  That'll fill you in nicely.