I'm starting to wonder if all the taxpayers of Europe and elsewhere ought abandon Greece. Think about this, they're ones on the brink of falling into the sewer and they're still carrying on about wages and retirement age. It seems these assholes think that money grows on trees, perhaps they need to be taught a hard lesson.News.com.au - TENS of thousands of Greeks demonstrated in Athens and other cities today in the second general strike this month against a debt-dictated pension reform and government spending cuts. About 17,000 people demonstrated in the capital and about 5000 more marched in second city Thessaloniki, according to police estimates, calling on the Socialist government to drop pay cuts and a controversial pension reform.
..."These measures take us 150 years back," read a banner borne by protesters. "We want the government to take back these measures which freeze our pay rises and force us to stay longer in the workforce," said Maria Grigoropoulou, a cosmetics store employee. "We will continue our struggle and we will not back down," she said.
..."We are here to send a strong message to the government, the Brussels directorate, the IMF and all those pencil pushers who are targeting the social, labour, pension and economic rights of employees," Stathis Anestis, a leading member of the General Confederation of Workers (GSEE), said in a speech to protesters.
Well then why don't you increase the minimum wage, lower the retirement age to 40 or some feel-good figure like that, throw in some bonuses and sneer at any pencil pushers who might protest at such stupidity. Maybe then when the country is flat broke, can't get a cent from anyone and has to resort to trading in chickens and eating from dumpsters, the above mentioned halfwits might wake their ass up. Forget going back 150 years, it'll be like going back to the days of Persian aggression.
It'd be really nice to make these morons wallow in the stupidity they've created, but then much of Europe would collapse and with it a lot of our own financial sector that's invested our money in them. So unfortunately, the stupid prats in Greece can carry on being stupid prats, caterwauling and throwing tantrums while the adults have to make the hard decisions and be pilloried for it at the same time.
I just wonder though, how many more of these insolent prats can the western world take before breaking.