Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sentence of the Week

Over in Spain, they're putting the finishing touches on their annual budget. The write up in El Pais contains this gem:
Despite putting the austerity drive into fifth gear, overall spending is due rise 9.2 percent as a result of higher interest rates on public debt and Social Security system outlays, largely a result of unemployment benefits, with a quarter of the working population out of a job.
Umm, it's not austerity if the budget is increasing by nearly 10% and it's certainly not "austerity drive in fifth gear".


Anonymous said...

all things are relative, i guess

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

*head desk*

Dean said...

Those 12-gear Spanish cars never made it very big over here.