The best quote on the Greek parliament's vote of confidence for Prime Minister George Papandreou - and thus his austerity plan:
"This is not a program to salvage the economy, it's a program for pillage before bankruptcy," said Alexis Tsipras, head of the small opposition Left Coalition.
It's not just Greece.
As PhD economist Michael Hudson said in 2009::
- The giant financial institutions have already killed their host - the real American economy
- Since they realize that the American economy is dead, they are trying to suck as much blood out of America as possible while the corpse is still warm
- Because the American economy is dead, their plan is to soon jump to another host. They will ship all of their money overseas