Skip to comments.Greek Communist Leader Supports Staying in Euro Zone
Posted on 05/07/2012 2:19:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The surprise winner in the Greek elections is a communist party called the Coalition of the Radical Left, led by a young, charismatic leader named Alexis Tsipras.
At the age of 37, he now commands the second largest party in the new government provided a coalition government can be formed winning nearly 17 percent of the vote.
He spoke exclusively with CNBC back in September 2011 to make clear that he did not support the program that the then-Greek government agreed to in order to secure more than $200 billion in loans to keep the country financially afloat.
He called it a disaster" and said that the country needs to change policy.
I think that they have to do it before its too late, not only for Greece. You have to understand that the problem is not a Greek problem its a European problem, its an international problem, its a systemic crisis of the capital system, the growth model, the economy model. So we have to stop to pay the banks and try to find a solution for the society and the people. You have to understand that if Greece will default, euro zone will default. European Union will default," he said.
However, Tsipras supports Greece's staying within the euro zone and continuing to use the euro as its currency....
....he made clear that he views solving Europes economic crisis as a battle between the haves and the have-nots by saying, This is the main problem: Who will pay the crisis? Who will pay the banks? The poor or rich people?
Tsipras invoked the name of famed U.S. investor Warren Buffett to make the case that the rich should pay for the crisis....
....As a communist, he believes the banks should be controlled by the government.
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Hey! With a little luck we’ll get Nazi/Communist street battles. Cool!
” Greek Communist Leader Supports Staying in Euro Zone “
‘Cuz that’s where the money is.... (H/T Willie Sutton)
other people’s money....
Well, duh, it beats working.
Yes sir, that will save us all via the diligent, respectful, trustworthy, caring, and selfless work of government.
All they need is a good dose of OPM and they can work miracles.
Germany will be *thrilled* to hear *this*.
Man, if you look at those quotes and squint a bit you can see Hitler and Mussolini as young radical politicians on the rise...all over again.
and instead of the Jews today we have the “Rich” to blame for it all. Oh, it’s going to be a long, dark night.
Knock me over with a feather.
Well of course a communist will opt for staying with the hand that feeds him - and which he will feel justified destroying when it stops.
“Fox Supports Living near Hen House”