Anti-austerity strike to bring Greece to a standstill

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nixonfan wrote:

Greek unions striking? Government reneging on promises made to the Troika? This story could have been written in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014… And now the EU will express “concern” over Greece’s noncompliance. Yawn.

Feb 19, 2013 7:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

Comming to that part of the United States near you, very soon.

Feb 19, 2013 7:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The big banks have ordered the Greek government to stay with the euro no matter what. The Greek government doesn’t care what the Greek people want.

Feb 19, 2013 9:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“will disrupt transport, shut public schools and tax offices and leave hospitals working with emergency staff.”

How will that be different than any other day in Greece?

Feb 19, 2013 9:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
md56 wrote:

This falls into the “You can’t make this sh@t up!” category!
These clowns have been so lazy and useless for 50 years that they have nearly destroyed their economy and Nation, they are the laughing stock of the World, and now…..(drum role please) They are going on Strike!
The sad part is; Instead of acknowledging the failed Socialist Systems around the World, the US Public Employee Unions are following their lead!

Feb 19, 2013 10:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Headline: “Greek People Strike; Productivity Soars”

Feb 19, 2013 10:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse

…and this is what Obama will bring to the U.S. Unfortunately, the American people are so stupid that they want what’s coming. Kinda hard to feel sorry for Americans who think socialism is going to save them.

Feb 19, 2013 10:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
shadrach wrote:

I don’t understand the strikes. If the country has no money it has no money. This is the nature of Unions. If there is any blood left in the tomato, they want it for themselves.
This is the European model Obama wants for America?

Feb 20, 2013 12:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
TylerElliott wrote:

Just sooo tired of the Greeks.. They used to have my full support and sympathy but the populace refused to vote in leaders who would do the proper thing for their nation– Default on 100% of the debt and leave the euro. It would have saved the nation and hurt the international banking community, especially if done suddenly… But Grecian people are cowards.. They strike but only 24 hrs.. they put up with a lot of nonsense. They should be organizing, seeking to overthrow their government and put in place leaders who will do the right thing an Default!

Feb 20, 2013 1:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
MWalter wrote:

Same story – different day. The Greeks and their union cronies can strike every day from now until doomsday; it doesn’t negate the fact they are in debt up to their eyeballs. The Greeks have two choices – live with austerity for decades, or move to another country.

Feb 20, 2013 5:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
riooso wrote:

“The (strike) is our answer to the dead-end policies that have squeezed the life out of workers, impoverished society and plunged the economy into recession and crisis,”

Nooooo…the unions and workers, and fellow countryman,that want something for nothing has plunged the economy into recession and crisis!

Feb 20, 2013 11:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
fedup52 wrote:

America no longer has Twinkies because the unions said “no way” to concessions. They decided no job was better for the workers, now these tire workers are going to retire without. Stupid is as stupid does.

Feb 20, 2013 8:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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