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Some Things Just Don't Make Sense To Me

I hope someone can explain why Greece has voted in an anti- austerity party. I do understand they are having a terrible time after getting into debt. The rich avoided income tax for years while many other people did not earn enough to pay tax. From what I can gather that means there is no money. I also understand their benefits system was very generous and people retired at a young age. So how can a country that receives minimum tax returns ever sustain such a lifestyle.

After years of terrible house keeping on the Greeks part the rest of Europe who are also suffering Austerity are expected to wipe most of their debts ; so they can carry on as normal. Hey, we are hard up as well even though we did pay high taxes to the exchequer. In the UK the number of people using food banks is going up at an alarming rate. Don't get me wrong I do have sympathies with their dilemma it must be awful after living such a good standard of living without paying for it then having it all taken away. Sorry.


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Maplewinter wrote on January 27, 2015, 3:40 AM

I don't understand the greeks and what they are trying to pull with this little hissy fit they seem to be having at all. I hope it is all sorted out soon though.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 27, 2015, 7:31 AM

Things in Spain arenĀ“t much better, and it continues to worsen. Freud seems to have a lot to do with the problems here and politicians lining their pockets over the years.

Janey1966 wrote on January 27, 2015, 4:34 PM

We've already ended up giving NI a shed load of cash because they wouldn't even implement austerity measures and I find that even worse than the Greek situation because it's much closer to home!

seren3 wrote on January 29, 2015, 2:37 PM

It is very hard to understand the history of the events of the past few years when the banks never need to come clean.

arthurchappell wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:05 PM

politics and economics after baffles me but it is clear that many of the rich are fleecing everyone in their path to get richer still

MelissaE wrote on March 20, 2015, 7:17 PM

The Greeks should do what the Americans do...work until your mid to late sixties.