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Goodbye to Greek Lifestyle

Greece is broke so Prime Minister George Papandreou has cut spending, raised taxes and is trying to reeducate his people and steer them away from tax evasion and corruption.

“Greece is broke. To avoid a national bankruptcy, Prime Minister George Papandreou has not only cut public spending on pensions, civil servants’ salaries and subsidies, he has raised property, sales and income taxes, increased the cost of gasoline, tobacco and alcohol, and raised other taxes on luxury goods. …Papandreou has begun an attempt to change the Greek way of life, a mentality that for years has had little to do with public spirit, but which has spawned a large shadow economy and a great deal of tax evasion and corruption. He has embarked on nothing less than an effort to reeducate his people.”


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