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Forum Post: Syriza's proposals for a new Greece

Posted 2 years ago on June 10, 2012, 5:50 p.m. EST by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV
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Syriza's plan for Greece really looks to transform the country into a worker-friendly nation; one the pursues peace and ecological responsibility.

Take a look: http://socialistworker.org/2012/06/06/what-syriza-stands-for



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[-] 4 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

Looks good. Too bad we can't do anything like that here.

[-] 3 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

Start by replacing the politicians.

[-] -3 points by delayedgrat (-157) 2 years ago

I was in Greece last year. Its utterly dysfunctional. None of what is being proposed will work. Its a complete joke of a country. Both Athens and Thessaloniki are covered in graffitti. Wild dogs roam the streets eating garbage and killing each other.

If OWS thinks that Greece is a good pace to emulate, no thankyou.

[-] 2 points by luparb (290) 2 years ago

dogs and graffiti won't stop an enabled workforce from resolving the problem.

The only thing that is preventing people from fixing society is the limitations imposed upon them by the capitalist system.

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

I feel bad for the Greeks, and Greece is a mess. It's easy to see who fucked up our country, but not being a Greek scholar, I'm not sure what to think about Greece (but when I hear stuff like their rate of taxation just to support their retirement system is something like 40%, it seems pretty obvious that they have some serious problems, which goes beyond corrupt bankers or government officials. although I'm sure that's a problem as well).

[-] -1 points by delayedgrat (-157) 2 years ago

Dot feel bad for them. Their entire culture is corrupt. No one pays taxes, they judge that only suckers pay taxes. Black market is rampant.

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

And in the US of A, the corporate thieves don't pay taxes, and when they gamble away all their (our) money, they expect the government to bail them out.

Their entire culture might be just as corrupt as ours, but their debt is not measured in the trillions of dollars, and they haven't sold bonds to the whole world to ensure that they won't go down the gurgler, despite having a debt level higher than their GDP.