Skip to comments.Romania: No more privileges for '89 revolutionaries
Posted on 07/30/2011 1:42:23 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Some of them really did take to the streets in December 1989 to bring down Nicolae Ceausescus regime, but many others simply forged revolutionary certificates so as to benefit from the 42/1990 law, which grants a wide range of privileges to those with proof that they took part in the Romanian revolution. According to Burcharest weekly Revista 22, a total of between 20,000 and 30,000 official veterans were handpicked from the millions of Romanians who protested at the time, and so became profiteers of the Revolution. Now Prime Minister Emil Boc has decided to put an end to their privileges an initiative that Revista 22 warmly welcomes: The revolutionaries are outraged but Boc should stand his ground now that these privileges are costing 80 million euros per year. That said, the Prime Minister is right to safeguard state payments to the injured and those who lost their parents in the conflict. Approximately 1,000 people dies in December 1989. In response to protests from the victims of the Prime Ministers reform, George Costin, Secretary of State for the Problems of Revolutionaries, insists: The harm has already been done. We introduced a law to buy peoples support. It is too late to turn back now.
If they're articulate and clean, they could be our next resident illegal alien POTUS!
I do business with a Romanian couple who came here in the 90’s and have built a sizable business. They are staunchly anti communist or socialist and when Obama was elected they were amazed that such a FREE country could CHOOSE oppressors such as Obama as our leaders. They are quite conservative people. They are very guarded having lived their lives under communists.
I traveled to Romania in `91 twice. The ones I talked to were glad to be rid of Ceausescu, but were apprehensive about the future, because the country was under a rathwr clumsy transition out of communism. The President at the the time was Ion Iliescu, an old Communist Party apparatchik and a dictatorial thug in his own right.
I want that man's job.
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