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IS this what happens when people become too dependent on government and the money runs out?

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in a nationwide strike to protest new taxes and government spending cuts demanded by the International Monetary Fund and other European nations before heavily indebted Greece gets a euro110 billion ($141 billion) loan package to keep it from defaulting.

The three bank workers — a man and two women — died after demonstrators set their bank on fire along the main demonstration route in central Athens. As their colleagues sobbed in the street, five other bank workers were rescued from the balcony of the burning building.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:11 AM on May. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:12 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Socialism always was AND still is a horrible idea. Anyone else think Greece can be added to the case of Socialism Fail?


    Those who support full scale socialism should take notes that get it through their heads that there is absolutley no circumstances that politicians can arrange for nothing to be equal to something.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:16 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Yes it is, and I hope the liberals in the US are paying attention, but sadly, they probably aren't.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Yeah, I posted on this the other day and Yes, it can happen here. Maybe not this year but the time is getting closer.
    The unions over their have ruined those peoples lives by getting them crazy benefits that they could never sustain. I find it pretty disgusting that I see our Country being pushed into the same situation but It's been happening for years. Thats one thing that bankrupted GM. We cannot allow this to go on here in the U.S. Greedy gimme people who think the government was put there to cater to them where they chose not to do for themselves. Obama talks about Wallstreet and greed but he has no problem feeding the greedy poor more of what will keep them poor.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:25 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • The unions over their have ruined those peoples lives by getting them crazy benefits that they could never sustain.


    Kinda like SEIU, GM, and many teachers unions on a smaller scale (compared to Greece) oops, sorry itsme~ I have been offline more than online the last few days.. I didn't catch your question...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:31 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • i feel it will be more violent when it happens here.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:35 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • It has nothing to do with librals this has to do with hate and violence. If we can possibly stop these things before they happen it would be great. I don't know how we can do this but we should try and think of a way! It would save lives at least!
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 11:57 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Grly, that is exactly what happens when people depend on the government more than they depend on themselves.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:00 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • Not exactly the definition of 'Socialist'

    Greece is a parliamentary republic. The current Constitution was drawn up and adopted by the Fifth Revisionary Parliament of the Hellenes and entered into force in 1975 after the fall of the military junta of 1967–1974. It has been revised twice since, in 1986 and in 2001. The Constitution, which consists of 120 articles, provides for a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and grants extensive specific guarantees (further reinforced in 2001) of civil liberties and social rights.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • Anon, if you look at the strongest of politicial parties in Greece, you will see that Socialist Movement are common and have a long standing in the politicial makeup of Greece.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:20 PM on May. 10, 2010

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