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Greeks Gird for Losses as Debt-Cutting Odyssey Enters Year Two

Georgios Kakaboukis, 87, has survived the Nazi occupation of Greece, a civil war, a military coup and martial law. He can deal with Prime Minister George Papandreou cutting his Easter holiday pension bonus.

“Some people, these younger ones, haven’t lost anything at all,” said Kakaboukis, a retired civil servant, while waiting in line to see his doctor at the state welfare office in the Athens suburb of Neos Kosmos. “Greeks have learned to yell, raising their fists in protest while the other hand is stretched out for handouts.”