A change of mind.

I was about to write about Greece and Italy but I expect anything I put down will be out of date by the time I hit Publish. Therefore I will confine myself to a few general comments.

I’m glad the Greek PM did as he did. His is the party that’s supposed to represent the ‘pay as you earn’ taxpayer. He’ll be needed by them in the coming years and if he continues to be the pawn of the right-wing parties of Germany and France he would be despised by his own when they would be in need of him most. To see him being bullied by the POTUS along with the other two for the temerity to consult his people was not one many in Europe will view well. Now we’ve the prospect of the focus shifting to the Italian PM.

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8 Responses to A change of mind.

  1. Rebecca S. says:

    Regarding your previous post…we have a 5000 ft. mountain peak here that looks just like a breast as well.

    Anyhoo…I read a fascinating and disturbing article in Vanity Fair last spring all about the Italian PM. Seems like a crook to me, appointing former showgirls in senior cabinet positions, changing the laws to keep himself out of jail, etc. etc. It will be interesting to see how he handles the focus that is soon to turn to him. BTW, how are you on the Euro? It seems that it didn’t allow for variety in individual economies.

    You have some utterly lovely photos this time around!

    • Vince says:

      On the Euro, the old Canadian economy is the nearest. Pre-1950. Or the civil war southern States.
      Thank you on the photos.

  2. R. Sherman says:

    I certainly don’t begrudge the Greeks a vote, but decisions come with a price. The richer countries cannot keep subsidizing the Mediterranean ones forever. The German taxpayer’s close to the breaking point.

    (BTW, when the Euro was first being discussed, my father-in-law opined that it would be like giving the Greeks and Italians an open line of credit, where the bill get sent to someone else.)

    • Vince says:

      The problem isn’t about the Greeks or the Italians anymore. That ship sailed three years ago when the Euro area didn’t match the USA in flooding the world economy with liquidity. The current problem is within Germany and France, for it is they that loaned to Greece and Italy.
      We’re watching the longest suicide in history right now.

  3. sage says:

    Isn’t the Italian PM strategy to avoid having people focus on his economic politics by giving juicy tid-bits of his sex life? Do you think the Euro will survive this?

    • Vince says:

      Yes I think it will. Only not in it’s current form. The people see the value, but the politicians have contradictory goals and will allow it to drop out of sight because of that.

  4. HulaBuns says:

    Love the photos… 🙂

  5. Crystal says:

    Politicians always seem to have contradictory goals, don’t they. It’s amazing anything of value is ever accomplished in any country.

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