Austerity Calls Collide With U.S. Voters’ Demands

Austerity Calls Collide With U.S. Voters’ Demands

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In Minnesota, Michael Lindholt, a maintenance worker at the state’s Department of Transportation, was out of work for three weeks from his $21 a hour job when the state was forced to shut down because of budget shortfalls.