Spain's debt-laden Socialist government has witnessed the first mass protests by unions in its six years in power as anger over a plan to raise the retirement age spilled onto the streets.
The UGT and the CCOO, the country's two largest unions, called for Tuesday's demonstrations against the reform in several major cities, including Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
Further demonstrations are planned in the rest of the country up until March 6 against the plan, announced last month, to raise the legal retirement age from 65 to 67.
This is amazing. The Spanish raise the retirement age by two years and the Spanish people are in the streets, yet here in the US, the talk is of raising the retirement age to 75, the Federal Government has looted and spent the Baby-Boomers' Social Security money, is pushing to end Social Security entirely, and the American people sit at home and wait for the next "American Idol."
Someone needs to start testing the tap water for tranquilizers.