Public sector workers gather during a protest against any cuts to their salaries in the budget, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Lebanon is hurtling toward economic disaster, and none will be saved if the country tips over the edge. Yet a lifeline in the form of billions in soft loans and grants -- conditional on reforms is available.Nobody wants to cut salaries to public employees. And if serious attention is turned to a series measures, there will be no need to. Those who for years have been milking the system for personal and political gain need to realize that the national interest is at stake.
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