Treach­er­ous road ahead

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

As the gov­ern­ment loses it­self in the dead ends it has cre­ated on its own, we ap­pear to be head­ing into very dan­ger­ous ter­ri­tory. Top min­is­ters are ob­vi­ously in­ter­ested only in se­cur­ing the sup­port of their acolytes. They don’t care that the most pro­duc­tive, dy­namic parts of so­ci­ety are be­ing de­stroyed by over­tax­a­tion and ex­ces­sive so­cial se­cu­rity pay­ments. They just keep mak­ing more hir­ings in the broader pub­lic sec­tor, promis­ing per­ma­nent jobs and hand­ing out bonuses to their cronies and sup­port­ers. And this is all go­ing on right un­der the nose of in­sti­tu­tions that are meant to stem such phe­nom­ena. These of­fi­cials be­lieve that they are build­ing a per­ma­nent elec­toral al­liance that will ei­ther win an elec­tion or block any ef­forts at re­form in the fu­ture. They abound with cyn­i­cism but for­get one ba­sic fact: that very soon there will be no money to bankroll their schemes and when that in­evitably hap­pens ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing their “clients,” will turn against them.

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