At­ti­tude prob­lem

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This prac­tice of the left­ist-led gov­ern­ment to do things at the very last mo­ment is be­yond the pale and is out of ac­cor­dance with the norms of a dig­ni­fied state. Af­ter its pompous dec­la­ra­tions came to a hu­mil­i­at­ing end and af­ter its ef­forts to make the rest of Europe dance to its anti-aus­ter­ity tune, Greece’s coali­tion gov­ern­ment is do­ing ev­ery sin­gle thing it lashed out at while in op­po­si­tion. It has ne­go­ti­ated un­der an ex­tremely tight time frame and un­der the specter of eco­nomic col­lapse, it has sub­mit­ted bills us­ing the emer­gency pro­ce­dure, and it has re­stricted op­por­tu­ni­ties for any mean­ing­ful de­bate in Par­lia­ment to a min­i­mum. At the same time, the gov­ern­ment has given the speaker of the House the op­por­tu­nity to pro­cras­ti­nate, play­ing into the hands of her thinly dis­guised aim to un­der­mine the na­tion’s ef­forts to dig it­self out of the hole it finds it­self in. These at­ti­tudes have to change, if for no other rea­son than such be­hav­ior works against the ex­ec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive func­tions of which all sides claim to be cham­pi­ons.

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