Photo Gallery: Schäuble Has Secret Austerity Plan for Germany

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A Dose of Its Own Medicine Schäuble's Secret Austerity Plan for Germany

The German government and opposition are pledging higher benefits for pensioners, families and the long-term unemployed ahead of elections next year, but Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is secretly planning cutbacks to prepare for a weakening economy and possible fallout from the euro crisis.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen