Germany controlling Greece?
Can some explain to me what Max Keiser mean by Germany financially controlling countries like Greece?
That guy seems bias and I'm not sure whether or not to trust his words
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
greek students starve and fall unconcious in classrooms
elder people live with 300 euros per month
50% of the greek youth is unemployed
people commit suicide because they can't pay their taxes (the rate increased by 40% since 08)
the basic salary went down to 400 €
half shops in greece closed down !
GREECE PAYS MONEY THAT NEVER WENT THROUGH THE POCKETS OF THE GREEK PEOPLE . check out the siemens scandal in wikipedia and read about the vatopedi monastery too !
Turkish F-16 military aircrafts fly over greek islands everyday whithout permision.
and now they want us to SELL GREECE AND PARTHENON http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/mar/04/gre...
soon Greece will only be a colony and nothing more.
I'm just an 18 year old Greek , now you can tell me i'm lazy and a thief .But i know that what's happening here in Greece is WRONG . now if you do not believe all this , feel free to call me a liar aswell.... I don't care any more .
- Earl HickeyLv 69 years ago
Is Western Democracy Real or a Facade?
By Paul Craig Roberts
February 14, 2012 "Information Clearing House" ---
The United States government and its NATO puppets have been killing Muslim men, women and children for a decade in the name of bringing them democracy. But is the West itself a democracy?
Skeptics point out that President George W. Bush was put in office by the Supreme Court and that a number of other elections have been decided by electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail. Others note that elected officials represent the special interests that fund their campaigns and not the voters. The bailout of the banks arranged by Bush’s Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs chairman, Henry Paulson, and Washington’s failure to indict any banksters for the fraud that contributed to the financial crisis, are evidence in support of the view that the US government represents money and not the voters.
Recent events in Greece and Italy have created more skepticism of the West’s claim to be democratic. Two elected European prime ministers, George Papandreou of Greece and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, were forced to resign over the sovereign debt issue. Not even Berlusconi, a billionaire who continues to lead the largest Italian political party, could stand up to the pressure brought by private bankers and unelected European Union officials.
Papandreou lasted only 10 days after announcing on October 31, 2011, that he would let the Greek voters decide in a referendum whether or not to accept the austerity being imposed on the Greek people from the outside. Austerity is the price charged by the EU for lending the Greek government the money to pay to the banks. In other words, the question was austerity or default. However, the question was decided without the participation of the Greek people.
Consequently, Greeks have taken to the streets. The conditions accompanying the latest tranche of the bailout have again brought large numbers of Greeks into the streets of Athens and other cities. Citizens are protesting a 20% cut both in the minimum wage and in pensions larger than 12,000 euros ($15,800) annually and more cuts in public sector jobs. Greek taxes were raised 2.3 billion euros last year and are scheduled to rise another 3.4 billion euros in 2013. The austerity is being imposed despite Greece’s unemployment rate of 21% overall and 48% for those under the age of 25.
One interpretation is that the banks, which were careless in their loans to governments, are forcing the people to save the banks from the consequences of their bad decisions.
Another interpretation is that the European Union is using the sovereign debt crisis to extend its power and control over the individual member states of the EU.
Some say that the EU is using the banks for the EU’s agenda, and others say the banks are using the EU for the banks’ agenda.
Indeed, they may be using each other. Regardless, democracy is not part of the process.
Greece’s appointed--not elected--prime minister is Lucas Papademos, He is a former governor of the Bank of Greece, a member of Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, and former vice president of the European Central Bank. In other words, he is a banker appointed to represent the banks.Source(s): http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30... (Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments.)
- 9 years ago
Well it looks as though they need outside help, because it has become obvious that Greece can't control Greece!
They have recently announced that they will raise the retirement age from 61 to 63.
Germany just raised theirs from 65 to 67!
Greeks get very generous pensions that successive governments have used to bribe voters.
Greece is like a family that is earning $1000 per week but is spending $2000....drastic action needs to be taken. The medicine is going to be bitter!
- luis lLv 69 years ago
THE POLITICIANS OF GREECE ,SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ,FOR BUREAUCRATS AND BIG CORPORATIONS,THEY TAKE THE MONEY PROFITS AWAY,FAR AWAY FROM EUROPE INCOMES.
IS THE BEST,WHEN EUROPE ASK GREECE ,IF THEY WANT HELP ,THEY HAVE TO MEND THEY WAY?