I don't get the riots in Greece.
Yes austerity sucks...but what is the alternative?
They dug themselves in the hole, the citizen didn't pay taxes, yet they voted socialist.
They wanted to join the EU, they cooked their books like ENRON, and never question status quo.
They took the gov't hand outs from borrowed money, the CITIZEN DID.
So now the gov't is broke for the second time, and to get the Germans and Nords to bail them out...those people aren't willing to be slaves to Greek irresponsibilit, they want interest rates.
I am not saying their situation doesn't suck, but there are only three solutions far as I can see.
1) Not take bail out money. Default on payments. Have all social services collapse, have Greece become Russia 1992.
Have a strange invisible government confusion that is eventually replaced by an informal economy on steroids with all confidence in state no longer existent.
2) Take bail out money, tighten belt. Learn fiscal responsibility. Cut social welfare state that got them in the situation for the first place. Foster a more responsible ecoomy while having most valuable state resources vampired by foreign carpet baggers. Pay insane interest for next decade and perhaps grow again in 2025.
3) Finally, secede from EU. Kill Politicians, have cultural revolution. Slash new Greek currency to nothing value, do business with Muslims, and Asians. Hit great depression and starvation from global isolatin. Become some kind of Albania 1960 something.
Thoughts? Why are they rioting when it will solve nothing.