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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi'S Government
The leader of Italy's largest union is threatening a general strike against an austerity package that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government hastily pushed through to balance the budget by 2013 and avoid financial collapse.
The Italian Senate on Thursday approved a crucial $99 billion austerity package aimed at convincing investors that the eurozone's third-largest economy won't be swept into the debt crisis.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government faces confidence votes in the lower and upper houses of parliament on Dec. 14, Italian media reported Tuesday, citing officials.