Bulgarian government resigns amid growing protests

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Saristas wrote:

Good for you Bulgaria!

Feb 20, 2013 3:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
Plamencito wrote:

REUTERS, these protests are NOT about AUSTERITY. These protests are against CORRUPTION. Bulgaria has been governed by criminal organisations and mafia bosses in the past 23 years. This is what people are protesting against. It is not about austerity. The lack of public funds and low incomes are a mere consequence of this. Please report this correctly!

Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ptroff wrote:

No, it’s not good for us. Right now we have NO other option for new government… Yes, this government was maybe the worst one since 1989 but still… Right now we have no one else for whom to stand for! The today’s result is an Own goal for us…

Feb 20, 2013 4:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
Invictuss wrote:

now what?!?

Feb 20, 2013 6:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Saristas wrote:

Maybe you will put a government in place that will actually represent the people and put all the past “governments” on trial, and maybe my country will follow your path. They aren’t even reporting this here because they are scared that the same will happen.

Feb 20, 2013 8:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
NeilMcGowan wrote:

Perhaps Borisov can explain to use why the EU’s chronically poorest country, Bulgaria, is sending monthly despatches of men and resources to fight the American war in Afghanistan?

While the Bulgarian people, whose TAXES PAY FOR IT, are seeing schools closed, roads unrepaired, jobs slashed and hospitals filled to bursting?

Feb 20, 2013 9:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:


Sounds like you need a “reluctant leader”. Someone that has what it takes to run your country but doesn’t aspire to political power.

I realize that would be a rare bird indeed, but there must be someone that is willing to step forward.

Feb 20, 2013 11:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Bulgaria? not any comments? Most of us don’t know where it is or cares. Boiko Borisov looks like a Putin clone? He learned how to “Etch A Sketch” from reading Mitzy’s book. Kharasho!
Is Boiko related to Boingko Pist-off-ius.

Feb 20, 2013 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

..I see that someone doesn’t like the truth …

Feb 20, 2013 4:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

Weird, in Bulgaria, it’s the leftists who are proposing tax cuts and questioning public spending? If that was the case here in the USA, the Democrats really WOULD have a permanent majority.

Feb 20, 2013 4:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

This is a continuation of the downward trend in living standards in “developed” countries as the “developing” countries take all of what were once high-paying jobs away. This is economic globalization at it’s finest. This “adjustment” will continue, as developing countries’ standards of living increase at the expense of developed countries’ standard of living decreasing.

Optimists thought that the developing countries’ standard of living would improve, up to the high level of the USA, for example. They were wrong, as the ridiculous “consumerist” standard of living by the middle class in the USA (as measured against the rest of the world) was unsustainable by any measure.

Unfortunately, what was once thought of as the “middle class” in the West was really quite wealthy, in comparison to everyone else. Get used to this, as the slide will continue, until a new “normal” is reached that is far below what was once thought by Westerners to be satisfactory living conditions.

Feb 20, 2013 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beech wrote:

Maybe the American middle class should do this too…

Feb 20, 2013 4:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Whittier5 wrote:

“Austerity”, which translates into “eating your children” or “eating your seed” in most any language seems to be the only other word German/Austrian economists know. Any farmer knows you cannot practice “austerity” and live.

@gregbrew56, it was not that the SoL of MC in USA was unsustainable, this Great Depression 3.0 ended it. GD3 was caused by GamblingFinanciers in USA & GB. Altho, MC SoL had been severely reduced by the Reagan Tax Rapes of ’86 & ’87. In USA all Money must rise to the top – like butter.

@beech, good idea. Not just the KnowNothing fringe, but the entire MC.

Feb 23, 2013 10:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
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