Saffire Posted February 24, 2010 Share Posted February 24, 2010 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704240004575084853361540506.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_world Public- and private-sector unions called the strike to protest a range of measures aimed at reducing Greece's budget deficit. The government has announced a freeze on civil-service wages, cuts in public-sector entitlements and the closing of tax loopholes for certain professions, including some civil servants. It has also announced a fuel-tax increase. This is what happens when a government is forced to default on its debt (although that hasn't happened yet with Greece). It will soon happen to Britain, Portugal, Spain, and the US. Only it will be even more dramatic and catastrophic. You can only leech off the productive class so much before you start to destroy their wealth-creating power. Government is like a cancer that grows until its host begins to die. EDIT: And of course, blame it on Capitalism - "The capitalist crisis is both the cause of global turmoil and the excuse for our rights to be taken away," said Panos Bikos, a 31-year-old electrical engineer. :laugh3: Your rights to others' money? What a buffoon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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