@CharlotteGascon's rant on #Greece #Nobailout

@CharlotteGascon, like many of her fellow Greek countrymen opposes the bailout deal. Here is why. Disclaimer: I am also a Eurozone taxpayer. I agree with some of her points, disagree with others. I'm only reporting her opinion. Update: we exchanged a couple of tweets which highlight our (very friendly) difference
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Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

I am a citizen of #Greece and will tweet now why I oppose the bailout plan #NoBailout.

29/06/2011 14:22:24 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because expensive loans on top of existing debt won't make us more solvent in the future.

29/06/2011 14:23:12 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because the interest rates on the new loans are extortionate.

29/06/2011 14:23:31 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because taking more debt is mortaging our country for generations to come without ever consulting them.

29/06/2011 14:24:12 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because we shouldn't take more loans we can't pay back anyway.

29/06/2011 14:24:39 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it doesn't address any of the underlying issues that led us to this crisis.

29/06/2011 14:25:04 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because firing civil servants may create a cheaper civil service, but not a more competent or efficient one.

29/06/2011 14:25:38 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it won't help fight corruption - it will actually increase it, with money vanishing in the black hole.

29/06/2011 14:26:12 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because all we've heard from our politicians are nice words about clientelism - we want action.

29/06/2011 14:26:47 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it includes no concrete measures to fight tax evasion.

29/06/2011 14:27:07 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because our country already looks like Weimar Germany - any plan that fails to address this is plain dangerous.

29/06/2011 14:28:02 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it makes us responsible for structural problems of the whole Eurozone and its banking system.

29/06/2011 14:29:09 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it's forced on us at gunpoint. Let's see the EU, ECB and IMF twist their panties in a bunch when we decline.

29/06/2011 14:30:01 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it forces us to sell profit-making public service companies.

29/06/2011 14:30:31 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it perpatuates a situation where people from less prominent families are excluded from the public sphere.

29/06/2011 14:31:50 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because we'll end up paying twice the price for our mistakes as citizens and consumers.

29/06/2011 14:32:44 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because we know for a fact that the 1st one was a failure - why should we expect a second one to work?

29/06/2011 14:33:36 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because if we ever want to pay back what we owe, we need development, not more recession.

29/06/2011 14:34:26 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because those who gave us bad loans (ie French & German banks) should be held responsible just as much as we are.

29/06/2011 14:35:48 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because there is no good reason French & German taxpayers should be stuck with our debt in the end.

29/06/2011 14:36:21 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because you can't tax someone whose take-home pay is 580 euros a month. How is s/he supposed to eat?

29/06/2011 14:37:13 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it limits itself to taxing even more those who already pay their taxes - what about those who don't?

29/06/2011 14:38:03 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because it will reduce everyone's income, except our politicians' - what are they doing to contribute?

29/06/2011 14:39:19 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because young people have already been unemployed/underemployed for a decade, and will remain so under its terms

29/06/2011 14:41:31 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #NoBailout because we know its terms won't be properly implemented anyway, and we'll still be stuck with a massive bill in the end.

29/06/2011 14:43:24 WIB
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