Day­light rob­bery

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Greek tax­pay­ers have been slammed this year. They’ve been hit so hard, they’ve gone into shock. We’re talk­ing about peo­ple who are pro­duc­tive and hard-work­ing. These peo­ple are now find­ing that they are los­ing a tremen­dous amount of their in­come to taxes and so­cial se­cu­rity con­tri­bu­tions. This is hard-earned money that is go­ing down a deep black hole. Tax­pay­ers would not have such a prob­lem with this if the money went to­wards bet­ter schools, more ef­fi­cient hos­pi­tals and the de­vel­op­ment and im­prove­ment of other vi­tal pub­lic ser­vices. Had that been the case, the pill they had to swal­low would not taste as bit­ter. In­stead, they see their money go­ing to gov­ern­ment fa­vors, ap­point­ments, bonuses and hir­ings. This is just un­bear­able. Peo­ple feel that their coun­try is rob­bing them blind so that it can ac­com­mo­date and ex­pand the ranks of the gov­ern­ment’s “clients.”

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