It wasn't austerity, it was basic mathematics. We were spending over €20 billion a year more than we were taking in, you can't go on doing that year on year. Already nobody was lending to us, so we couldn't keep doing it even if we'd wanted to.Then why do you support austerity? That's what austerity did to us.
The funny thing about this is that on this thread you're giving out about so-called austerity, while on another thread you're giving out about the size of the national debt. You don't see the connection?