California Slashes Services: Why Aren't Citizens Up in Arms?

Within hours of one another this week, legislators in Greece and California both announced plans for fiscal austerity. In Greece, violent rioting followed immediately. Public reaction in California remains to be heard, but experts on American politics and society say that though protest is certain, Americans' reaction to austerity measures are usually found at the ballot box, not on the streets. America, in its history, certainly has had violent riots, said Paul Tiffany, a senior lecturer...Full Story
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