Greece Factor - Cutting Spending, PRIVATIZE HEALTHCARE and Don't Rais Income Taxes!

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    What are they saying they need to do to get Greece out of the deep hole they are in.
    (1) Decrease spending
    (2) Reduce Government
    (3) PRIVATIZE HEALTHCARE, transportation and energy
    (4) Don't raise income taxes
    (5) Tell the Unions to GO FUCK THEMSELVES!!!

     
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    You forgot to mention this part...

    "Union and government officials said Greece had also pledged to raise its value-added tax to 25 percent..."
     
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    Do you think there is a lesson that the United States could learn from this?
     
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    They aren't raising income taxes because nobody pays income taxes anyways, so instead they are going to raise consumption taxes, which everyone pays.
     
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    Given that we are the only industrial nation that does not yet have universal health care, how are the other industrial nations doing? Are Taiwan and Japan going broke because of their health care system?How about Germany, France, and Canada?

    There are a bunch of nations out there with successful systems, and many differant ways that they do it. It is time that we look at those systems, make our present beginning of a system into a universal health care system, and adapt some of the measures that save money while still delivering health care to our citizens. Then, perhaps, our health care statistics will move out of the third world and into the realm of the industrial nations. And we will not be paying twice as much for inferior care.
     
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    Yes!
    (1) Don't have a society that promotes laziness (probably Greece's biggest downfall.
    (2) Don't over regulate your businesses, because then they leave
    (3) Don't uncontrollably spend with no plan to repay it.
    (4) The goal should be an efficient government with the least amount of government workers, not a large ineffective government with an over abundance of government workers.
    (5) Cherish the private sector, not the public one.
    (6) Don't tax the shit out of people to the breaking point.
    Just to name a few!
     

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