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“Austerity” continues its unprecedented run of being the economic policy with the worst results but the most adherents:

About a quarter of working-age people in recession-hit Spain are unemployed, new figures have shown.

The unemployment rate rose to 25% in the third quarter, from 24.6% in the previous three months, Spain’s National Statistic Institute said.

Naturally there can be only one solution to this failure of austerity — more austerity.

Spain has set out its austerity budget for 2013, with new spending cuts but protection for pensions, amid a shrinking economy and 25% unemployment.

Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria called it “a crisis budget designed to exit the crisis”

We shall exit the crisis by creating a greater crisis.