What's Left To Cut? 'Greece sacrifice on Euro altar'
Published on Nov 12, 2012 by RussiaToday
Another year of pain looms for Greece as the country's Parliament approves an austerity budget which will force more biting cuts upon an already struggling population. It's been a pre-condition from international lenders who've been delaying another bailout cash injection for months now. Thousands of Greeks gathered outside Parliament to voice their opposition to next year's budget. It's approval follows another even more extensive austerity package, that sparked violent protests last week. For more on the story RT talks to joined by John Laughland, director of studies at the Institute of Democracy and cooperation in Paris.
1. One wonders if Greece is being used as a neoliberal laboratory
with the wealth of the wealthy protected at the cost of everything held by the other 99%, individually and as part of the commons.
Greece is overripe for revolution, a new government writing tax law with teeth. I can think of no more efficient way to throw a country into the kind of desperation leading to revolution than enforcing neoliberal policies of austerity for the people and the absolute protection of the parasites.
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes
- You can be certain that the Greek government is providing for the payment to the police in this ''austerity'' (starvation/suicide) budget. The day that's no longer true, is the day the revolution will start in earnest......
"To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men". ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox