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Troika Demands All Greek Tax Collectors Be Fired

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Usually the Troika is held responsible for all things evil in Europe, but as Die Welt notes, the latest demand that all senior officials at the Ministry of Finance (including all current Greek tax inspectors) be fired by Friday (over corruption and incompetence concerns) has been greeted more positively by many. "The Troika is the only hope to purge this country of the gangs that plunder it - the ONLY hope!" is how one Skai TV commentator summed up the move, adding that "it would be nice if we could read one day that all presiding judges are dismissed." The plan to "collect record amounts of money in record time" involves the interviewing of 2235 new tax investigators (with no written exam!) who will be judged on how much money they bring in (with minimum quotas) and maximum tenure of one year before re-applying. The new plan is likened to 'medieval tax collectors' and the tax-collectors union, unsurprisingly upset at this new plan, added that the Troika never had to face "a destitute pensioner who cannot pay his tax bill." With rumors of government resignation and re-election, the external pressure and internal strife are coming to a head rapidly.

Meanwhile - GGBs are at record highs post-PSI...

 

Via Die Welt (and Google Translate):

The Greek government wants to fight on reforming its financial management, corruption and take more money. All senior officials in the Ministry of Finance, in tax and customs authority and the Economic Crime Authority SDOE should - be fired immediately and replaced with new forces, which in turn can give no hope to keep their jobs for more than three years - - from director upward likely three months.

 

All tax inspectors have to go to on Friday evening submitted draft law requires, to replace it, should be in a high speed and partially adjusted without the written examination or even job interview 2335 new tax investigators whose work order can be follow paraphrased in record time collect record amounts of money, or immediately dismissed be.

 

More than three years no one can remain

 

Every three months, be subjected to a new tax official performance test: Do they have enough money driven? You are minimum amounts required when they do not achieve this, they immediately lose their jobs. To help them, the bullying of tax evaders, to the procedural rules to be tightened in the forcible collection of tax debts and simplified.

 

For the new financial officer office is limited to one year, renewable twice. In other words, more than three years no one can remain, but the probability is high that you will be fired after just three months. This is to ensure not only that the tax revenues to rise dramatically, but also prevented that "settle" and officials have often succumb to the temptations of the usual systematic corruption.

 

The danger is, however, doubtful that qualified "disposable officials" produced whose healing almost like medieval tax collectors it depends how much money they squeeze out of the people, no matter how ruthless methods.

 

According to the newspaper "Ethnos" comes from the idea of the troika of international donors in Greece (European Commission, International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank) and was in the "Memorandum", this means in the conditions that the donor of the government made ??it a condition for the receive extensive emergency loans.

 

Usually, the troika in Greece is often held responsible for all evil in the world. Even more surprising was the reaction from some readers to online media reports. There are virtually no negative comments.

 

"The Troika is the only hope to purge the country of the gangs plunder it, and the only hope!" User "casmini" wrote under the current on-line report on reform of the tax office transmitter skai tv. And User voukolos: "It would be nice if we could read one day that all presiding judges are dismissed That would be an even bigger win for the restoration of the state.". Userin Evangelia wrote: Today, the IRS, tomorrow the city planning office. Step by step, with patience! Long live the Troika! "

 

"We should work together to shout our anger"

 

Understandably less enthusiastic were the Revenue Commissioners. On YouTube, a video was a big hit, in which a control officer named Anastasia Sapouna bursts into tears while before the City Council of the Andros Island is holding a protest speech against the reform. Andros namely the entire tax authority be dissolved and its tasks to another Regional Administration. Not only should the authorities will do more, they will make do with less staff.

 

Sapouna accused Finance Minister Stournaras to have never faced a destitute taxpayers as "a pensioner who can not pay his tax bill," and the rest of the salaries of the tax officials are good for the economy: "Our money goes to grocery stores, doctors, gas stations. "

 

At the end, she suggested to the enthusiastic applause of the entire council, "We should all go down to the harbor and together shout our anger."

 

So everyone's happy - well aside from the youth (unemployment), immigrants (Golden Dawn), the political elite (the tax-CD of death), and now the crying tax-collectors:

 

 


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Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment CPL
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Tonight on sock puppet theatre, the puppeteers get angry at their puppets for not performing well.

 

Fuck me sideways...so stupid

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:03 | Link to Comment redpill
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Might as well just start calling them Bladerunners

 

'It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?'

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment BKbroiler
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Blood, meet Stone.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:50 | Link to Comment potlatch
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fuckin brilliant.  "Tell me about your assets."  "My assets?  I'll tell you about my assets.... ka-blam!"

 

 

 

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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A majician will always have the audience or mark focus else where while he tricks them.  This is the same for political theatre.  While Bernanke loots America of future tax revenue by purchasig sub-prime MBS from Private Dealers in exchange for freshly minted dollars America watches Masterpiece Political Theatre.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:15 | Link to Comment ACP
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This whole mess is getting funnier by the minute. Hmm...no test to be passed? Probably no requirements at all except collecting money.

"Yo, I'm Pauly, this is Joey. We're here to collect your taxes. Now hand over your fucking wallet."

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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The rest of 'em aint gonna be too stoked to go in to work when Pauly and Joey come back with black eyes and broken teeth.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment frenzic
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AC/DC were right all along. This means war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XQG3I7VXRc

This won't go down easy for the Troika.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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Come back?

Optimist!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 03:46 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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try to imagine if it was in the USA....

 

Pauly and Joey going to average southern redneck..............

 

BOOOOOM

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:17 | Link to Comment HeatMiser
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And now you know why the IRS bought 1200 870 pump shotguns.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:24 | Link to Comment CPL
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Should have invested in compound bows and training.  Lead and bronze are pricy now.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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Pity, their lethal range isn't even a driveway length in most places.

There is no better way to collect taxes than make the IRS a target of violence by equippping them with violent means. 

Gives new meaning to recruitment with some spineless incompetent fuck out of college with debt told to walk the plank.

!! Come get some !!

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:48 | Link to Comment CPL
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Then all his debt gets thrown on top of the Derivatives pile...it's never been too clear where debt vanishes if otherwise not written down.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Wile-E-Coyote
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Lol too late their money is already abroad. The Greeks have been buying property in London causing a double digit house price boom (+18%) while property prices in the rest of England are falling.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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Money is only a measurement of value. What you don't have in cash, they will take from you in production and physical assets. A corrupt measurement that they manipulate because they have the monopoly on it.

In other words, you don't have the cash, (because as you say, money is abroad), we'll take from you in your physical assets, like real estate, PMs. jewelry, etc. You don't have physicial assets, they we'll take even more from your labor. Have a nice day slave.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment obessoligarch
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and the streets are full of abondoned porsches........

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Tax dodging Greeks ....fuck have they got the right idea

Give them all Nobels in Economics, strip Krugman of his, the Greerks have solved how to avoid recessions, don't fund the State that causes them.. brilliant :)

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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GERMAN car repo guy, " Stavos, where's the Porsche?"
STAVOS: " The Porsche? Stolen. Albaninian! ( spits on ground).
GERMAN: " Well, if you see it, give me a call."
GREEK: "Sure. Sure thing"

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Mentaliusanything
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Mr Tax collector that satellite image you have that looks like a swimming pool is really just a fire fighting dam. Honest it is.... a fully tiled and paved Fire fighting dam

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment emersonreturn
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Fire all bankers!  Charge senior management!  Insist all money lenders be held accountable.  Demand reparations to the public purse.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment Radical Marijuana
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YEAH! I loved the irony of this quote:

"The Troika is the only hope to purge this country of the gangs that plunder it - the ONLY hope!"

In other words, that says we should replace our local corrupt officials with even more corrupt officials, even more out of our control, in order to resolve our problems! ...

In orther words, after the banksters deliberately drive Greece into debt insanity, and set the Greeks up for a hard fall, then the solution is to let the people appointed by the banksters take control of the country!

The PROBLEM is that runaway insanity of those who cause what happens being relied upon to resolve what they caused to happen, as being the "solutions" which are promoted.

Puppet politicians get replaced by other puppet politicians, while only the puppet masters benefit from that!

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Fire the Troika.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment greensnacks
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While they are highlighting some of the core problems in the country, I  believe they are just creating impossible to meet demands to force Greece out.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:42 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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Yea, right attitude, but wrong process. It's awfully hard to fire someone that is deemed legally above you. Any of you with a job working for someone else, I dare you to go in tomorrow and tell your boss or business owner that they are fired.

 

Unfortunately this requires a legal process which the world isn't yet ready for and hasn't put into place which is: Putting central bankers and central planners on trial for crimes against humanity.

 

Therefore, I vote to just hang them. And this comes from someone that would prefer a more peaceful process but at times, things become so drastic, so obscene that drastic and obscene measures may be required to get the message through. No more troika. No more central planners. No more ECB, FRB, IMF or World Bank.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 19:44 | Link to Comment emersonreturn
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you are so right, sessinpo...no elected official, revolution or mob will ever affect that evolution...TPTB will simply destroy any sheeple lost enough to attempt  it. 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Hindsight2020
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If you're not raping and pillaging then you're getting raped and pillaged.

 

When one of these tax collectors is killed the end of Greece is finally near.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Dareconomics
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The Europeans continue to dither. Firing the tax collectors though viscerally satisfying merely fixes a miniscule part of a large problem:

 

http://dareconomics.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/euro-zone-still-in-danger-o...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:09 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Wait. I thought Europe was fixed.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Yes, well at least that's what Jean Calude Trichets ECB Strees tests both said!!

All clear, A ok, nothing to see here, move along .....er, just one little thing next, €4 Trillion in bankers bailouts please

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 02:40 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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nah, this is an American thing, this "fixing" problems. we europeans prefer to "manage" a crisis (no kidding)

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surprised? I definitely remember writing here that there is a great european thirst for better governance

the Greeks applaud because they hate those Greek Reverse-Robin-Hoods that take from the poor and then from the poor, again, and by then squander half of it, again

don't call it "Nation Building", call it Nation Restauration. That place and that culture are worth it and might still surprise us all.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:09 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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tax and collect money no one has the f'in money is gone a country with 25% UE much higher my guess, now they yell jump you MF's jump. who gets the tax money? why the banks do.

civil war just got a big push.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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Germany to its Greek Slaves....

"bitch better have my money...not some, not half but all my money...."

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:13 | Link to Comment machineh
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'replaced with new forces'

Hello, tax collector SWAT team! (don't taze me, bro)

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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The Greeks might change their thinking on paying property tax (they first have to put a system in place to collect it!), when they see a few people sitting on the curb with all their belongings.

 

I got a whiff of things to come when I saw the IRS bill for all that ammunition.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:16 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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The existing tax and finnance people should be fired enmasse for prior incompetance/corruption.  Hire a brit as Auditor General and to  organize a new tax department.  They need a new tax court with authority and courage.   Never paid your tax bill but expect the germans to provide you a pension so that you can sip wine all day long, fuck you and grab  a broom. 

That said the temp nature of the new hires will not get results.  I would guess that threatened with firing finnance/tax department shredders are working overtime.   Mysterious fire breaks out at tax department.

fucked planet/reset

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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dog b, work for a big bank in what city? I hope some greek gets your ID..you need some education on street justice.

the banks lent the money, they just don't want to take a loss on a poor bet. you smuck

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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Greece may owe the banks that lent to them but what does that  have to do with the greeks that never paid their taxes.  Oh! just let the germans pay you say.  Everybody in Greece cheats on their taxes, and others have said it, its a failed state.  Let them default and screw the banks, sure, but don't expect the northern europeans to bail them out.  Drachma Bitch

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 06:41 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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dogb, you sure you pay your fair share?? after all paying taxes is a duty of every tax unit, how else could .gov fight wars, rule over so called private property and strip search your children? while an elite ruling class feeds off the gov hand outs and gathers all the worlds assets?? dipshit. 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 22:53 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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Over medicated,

I am a taxpayer but it doesn't sound like you are.  Again you failed to show the connection between the debts the state owes to the banksters and the debts individual tax cheats owe the their state.   You can romanticize that all greeks are strangling the beast by not paying their taxes but if these tax cheat greeks were real freedom fighters instead of petty thieves they would protest to demand a default  of state debt instead of protesting austerity.  these lazy fukkers just want more free shit courtesy of the german taxpayer.  Smoke another joint.  

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Ol Man
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It is as if the Pharoahs have returned...

 

;)

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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They never left, they just moved from Egypt to Jerusalem, then from there to Rome, then there to Britain.... 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment tbd108
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And then to Washington/New York,

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Uchtdorf
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Same as it ever was.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Are these the same tax collectors who haven't been paid in months?

"Honey, pop some more popcorn, this is gonna be good!!!"

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Misean
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Ah-ha! So this is how the Troika is going to fix unemployment in Sicily.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment zendome
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We're here for your liver sir.

But I'm still using it....

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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'With rumors of government resignation and re-election, the external pressure and internal strife are coming to a head rapidly' - How can you say this?  Greece's demise has been 'imminent' since Spring of 2010, yet the extend-pretend game continues to work.  Nothing is going to come to a head rapidly here - the various European 3 government bodies will continue to make stern pronouncements, alternating with explanations as to why things are improving and soon to be fixed, while continuing to paper over the problems with their arsenal of 3-letter acronym funding mechanisms.  Meanwhile, Greece slowly bleeds to death, and the rest of us get killed by crushing inflation, that continues to be denied by the government, who continue to publish their 'other than food and energy, there's no inflation' statistics.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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Wouldn't firing the tax collectors increase unemployment?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Misean
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No. The Troika believes the tax collectors are already NOT looking for work, thus not in the labor force.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Does anyone really believe the replacements will do better? What bullshit. This only makes the new people look like hired fucking tax mercenaries. And mercenaries get killed.

It raises the hackles to imagine some poor SOB approaching an unemplyed Greek and asking for back taxes, or property taxes, or any taxes for that matter.

Fucking sheep to slaughter, later raised to matryrdom for trying to save Greece from fiscal oblivion? This spin afterwards has to be at least as entertaining.

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Greece has tax collectors.

Who knew ?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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Probably even the "tax collectors" didn't know what their job description was. They just came by their office once a month to collect their paycheck including a bonus when they were able to operate a computer.

btw: Just to be clear: When the Greek government fires those tax collectors, this means early retirement for them, right?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment e-recep
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awwr, what a shame, the leeches are not sucking well enough.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Sixdeuce062
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Tinfoil hat time kiddies ....

let me look into my crystal ball here and see what lies in the furture of Greece ... hmmm more curruption, starvation, poverty, and oh yes thats the rise of nationialism and fasicism. oh theres more now i see the new "party" being welomed and loved by the people and punishing those bad currupt people walking out of the Euro with a finger on each hand .. wait the more it seems other countries are following suit.

more it changes more it stays the same

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment XitSam
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There's a "tax collectors' union"?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment lesterbegood
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:38 | Link to Comment whoopsing
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Right, thats a job peeps will be jumping for! There will be high vig on the collections , cancelling out any savings on "settlements"

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Nandos
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New financial award... Best comic saga, and the winner is TROIKA

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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you just knew it was going to be an epic comedic display when Lagarde started waving her LV handbag around... then she followed up with telling Greeks they should pay more tax, not that she pays any... then she apologised and back-tracked ...now she's got it in for the tax inspectors

now we know where Ronald McDonald went, the bloody IMF policy unit

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Troika Demands All Greek Tax Collectors Be Fired

Hahahahaha .......hohohohoho ......hehehehehe  :)))

Dog Eat Dog ....it doesn't get much better than this ...because the more politicians you throw in the pot to 'problem solve' a nations issues the faster the clown car accelerates toward the cliff

it's parasite eating parasite phase....surely Greek collapse is imminent

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment OneTinSoldier66
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Darmok from Star Trek: Next Generation has a few replies:

 

"You are minimum amounts required when they do not achieve this..."

 

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

 

"...the bullying of tax evaders, to the procedural rules to be tightened in the forcible collection of tax debts and simplified."

 

Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk

 

"...new tax investigators whose work order can be follow paraphrased in record time collect record amounts of money, or immediately dismissed be."

 

Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel !

 

"We should all go down to the harbor and together shout our anger."

 

Shaka! When the walls fell!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-wzr74d7TI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58_xp8dGy5Q

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment shushup
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Try not paying your taxes in this country and see what happens! ( of course that's only for the majority. Government employees have an exception)

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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look where my hand was

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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When I first saw this headline, I honestly thought it was a joke -  a bit of somewhat sophmoric satire.

Maybe the can really IS at the end of the fucking road for Greece, finally.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 08:23 | Link to Comment awakening
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'Maybe the can really IS at the end of the fucking road for Greece, finally.'

Indeed, "finally".

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment VivaCristoRey
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Time to implement "the Chicago Plan" of Global Debt Forgivness;

ALL Peoples of ALL Nations Will Be Employed In Implementing It, Therefore Full Worldwide Employment Will Be Achieved, Even troika Will Morph Into Commoners Of Equal Rank & Worth...

And ALL Nations Will Live Happily Ever After QEternity...

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment silverserfer
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its the real life disney classice "the black hole" Trokia will play, the black hole, maximillian robot will be the blade spining tax collector, Mario Drachi will play the zany Dr. Reinhardt. The greek people  will be played by the old timer robot seen here

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bGOsQFMEbs&feature=related

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:34 | Link to Comment AurorusBorealus
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Troika Demands All Greek Tax Collectors Be Fired

Looks like the U.S. should put the Troika in charge of the public education system and the liberal arts colleges in the universities.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:40 | Link to Comment mayavision2012
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"You can't squeeze blood out of a turnip" my dad used to say.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment iamme
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SKAI tv is of and for the bankers.

 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment q99x2
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My ancestors killed all the Kaiser's tax collectors in a great battle. So I am no friend of tax collectors. But. Fire the fucking Troika.

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Scalaris
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Since the current situation has descented into nothing more than blighted farso-buffoonery, I propose that all tax collectors be replaced by 5.56 mm light machine gun-wielding autonomous robotic roomba vacuum cleaners. 

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment mayavision2012
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So Greece is teaming up with Egypt militarily and working on an "Exclusive Economic Zone" between them?

"Additionally, defence minister Panos Panagiotopoulos discussed developments in the southeastern Mediterranean and the Arab world, bilateral Greek-Egyptian relations and the matters concerning an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between the two countries, in talks with his Egyptian counterpart Gen. Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi on Friday.

The two defence ministers decided the set-up of a committee to draft a new programme of defence and military cooperation between Greece and Egypt." http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/8/58695
Mon, 10/22/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment blueRidgeBoy
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bullish for the tar and feather industries

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment masterinchancery
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Simply execute the bottom 10% of tax collectors every month--problem solved!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:08 | Link to Comment pashley1411
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The country with the business climate that gives the sub-saharan kleptocracies a run for their money, and they want to concentrate on, get this, tax collection.   Please, put another meat staple in my head.  

Greece is merely in a transition phase; from an outlying area of southern Europe, to a core area of Hezbollah.

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