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(Title) Opponents of the program of austerity promoted by the German government flooded the streets in two towns in the country, while Chancellor Angela Merkel maintains that the cuts are vital.
In a major automotive city of Stuttgart, the protesters were holding signs with slogans in favor of increasing the maximum taxable limit rather than reducing social benefits. The event was organized by labor unions with the slogan “This is not social justice».
Such mobilization is planned for the afternoon and the capital Berlin.
In an interview to be presented tomorrow from the pages of the newspaper Bild am Zontagk, Merkel denied the accusations that it is the poor who are to bear the financial burden.
«Many people realize that we need to save money and reduce debt. The labor market measures aimed at ensuring more long-term jobs than in the past, “says Merkel.

The chancellor indicates that other areas are invited to share the burden.
« Along with the necessary cuts in social expenditure, companies are also invited to contribute mazy public authorities and administrative bodies, “says
Nevertheless, the Minister of Finance has requested to modify the austerity package in Parliament to include increases taxation on higher incomes.

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