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#1 Translation: Greek voters are petulant children who don't want to pay for the many mistakes they've made
couldn't have said it better myself
Posted by Waldemar Hupereque3841 2012-05-07 02:54||
#2 They're just hastening the inevitable. Might as well get it over with.
Posted by Spot 2012-05-07 08:01||
#3 Hoping to pick up a Greek Island for my retirement home in 2015. $500-$600 bucks?
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-07 10:43||
#4 not a bad idea Frank!
Posted by Water Modem 2012-05-07 11:22||
#5 To be honest the far-left is doing what proper capitalists would do.
i.e. no bailouts.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-07 11:57||
#6 Looks like the far right also gained seats. Anti immigrant, tired of supporting non greeks, called neo nazis.
Posted by bman 2012-05-07 12:20||
#7 Common to all democracies are electorates who act like petulant children, unwilling to pay (themselves, anyway) for the many mistakes they have made, are currently benefiting from, continue to make, and will make in the future.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-05-07 13:00||
#8 Didn't the EU install the current gov't by fiat not long ago? My take is that either they will step in again, or the Greeks will be summarily kicked out of the Euro as the Germans decide that they've played Daddy Warbucks for too long.
I figure that France is rapidly looking to join Greece. At that point the whole house of cards collapses.
Posted by AlanC 2012-05-07 14:47||
Posted by Beavis 2012-05-07 15:35||
#10 Fair point, Beavis. When the Greeks cut their government budget by a third they can call. Spain, Italy, same thing.
Of course, we could cut ours by a third and not miss much.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-07 17:46||
#11 Looks like the far right also gained seats. Anti immigrant, tired of supporting non greeks, called neo nazis.
Wanna bet their economic policies are indistinguishable from the rest of those elected? "National Socialists" are "far-right" only in the eyes of "International Socialists".
#12 "Facism is always descending on America, but it always lands in Europe."
Posted by Barbara 2012-05-07 18:51||
#13 "National Socialists" are "far-right" only in the eyes of "International Socialists".
This is one of my pet peeves lately. The Nazis were Socialists. They called themselves the National Socialist German Workers Party, fer cripes sake. Try telling this to someone who 'knows' the Nazis are right-wing. You'd have an easier time explaining quantum mechanics to a cow.
Posted by SteveS 2012-05-07 19:47||