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Mafia Threatens Italy's Economy
Friends of Ours ^ | 02/27/12 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:09:24 AM PST by AtlasStalled

The economic survival of Italy is dependent upon defeating the Mafia according to Emma Marcegaglia who heads the business trade group Confindustria as reported by Adnkronos: "the Mafia squeezes businesses large and small for so-called protection money, floods the economy with knock-off manufactured goods and otherwise competes with legitimate firms."

The Mafia is Italy's biggest industry according to the annual report on organized crime released last January by business federation Confesercenti, and its victims last year included about one million or 20% of the country's businessmen.

The parasitic Mafia is only hindering the ability of Italy to overcome its economic woes which include high unemployment, massive debt and depressed productivity.

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1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:09:28 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

The only thing that’s going to get rid of the Mafia in Italy is another Mussolini.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:12:32 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Substitute the word "Unions" for "Mafia", and you have a picture of the USA situation.

The WORST scenario is in the Public Sector, where Unions at State, Local, and Federal Levels are raping the taxpayers increasingly, every day.....

3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:14:13 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: dfwgator

“The only thing that’s going to get rid of the Mafia in Italy is another Mussolini.”

But hey, at least the trains will run on time.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

One good thing about the Mafia, was because of their hatred of Mussolini, and Hitler, they pretty much kept the security on the Eastern docks during the war.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:27:09 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AtlasStalled

The Mafia threatens New Jersey’s and New York’s economies too. But here is the real kicker. The Mafia in Sicily is the product of the Mohammedans overrunning that island centuries ago.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 9:04:48 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Dennis Hopper said the same thing in a movie once.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 11:58:23 AM PST by gusty
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