Quote: Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
In April 1941 Operation "Marita" began when German troops invaded Greece through Bulgaria. This go round they've dispensed the Luftwaffe (Air Force) and are using a force FAR more powerful and destructive: The European Union. It's Official: German Economy Minister Demands Surrender Of Greek Budget Policy, Says It Is First Of Many Such Sovereign "Requests" | ZeroHedge
German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler: "Greece must surrender control of its budget policy to outside institutions if it cannot implement reforms attached to euro zone rescue measures", the German economy minister was quoted as saying on Sunday. Philipp Roesler became the first German cabinet member to openly endorse a proposal for Greece to surrender budget control after Reuters quoted a European source on Friday as saying Berlin wants Athens to give up budget control." And some bad news for our Portuguese (and then Spanish) readers: YOU are NEXT.
Upon hearing the news France immediately surrendered!
don't worry, when the greeks hold elections in April, this 'deal' will vanish too....
Naphta to Settembrini;
“It is ultimately a cruel misunderstanding of youth to believe it will find its heart’s desire in freedom, when truly, its deepest desire is to obey.” ( Der Zauberberg)
'Nothing I'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime.'
"Right now, we're spending more money to pay interest on debt than we'll spend on education, homeland security, transportation and veterans' benefits combined this year. Surely, there's something better to spend that money on. And those interest payments are a significant tax on Americans -- a debt tax that Washington doesn't want to talk about. And just wait until interest rates rise, because at some point they will".Obama, Senate speech 2006