We have austerity too. State governments are shriveling, public services are being eviscerated, schools are closing, non-tax service fees are increasing, etc...
We have austerity too. It started off slow, through GOP anti-patriotic obstructionism in Congress. Then it ramped up after 2010, when anti-American Republicans took many statehouses and took all steps short of deploying troops to make war on the American people. God help us all if the worst among us, the Republicans, take full control of Congress or even the White House.