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Jordanians protest the poor economy

Al Jazeera is reporting that Jordanians hit the streets of Amman today to protest prices, unemployment, and freedom (sounds like a Tea Party protest, eh?).  Actually, unlike the Tea Party, the Jordanians look to their government to fix the problems, rather than as being the cause of them.  Jordan’s government is taking some action:

In the face of popular discontent, Samir Rifai, the Jordanian prime minister, announced a $283 million plan on Thursday to raise salaries of government staff as well as the pensions of retired government employees and servicemen.

However the article also notes that Jordan is about to begin running up its deficit.

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