A look into the snakepit of the minds of socialists:
My friend Bob W. sent me this pic along with this comment: “I can’t believe anyone is this stupid.”
I wrote back: “Bob, it’s not stupidity. It’s cupidity.”
It’s the same kind of “gimme gimme” socialism that has wrecked Greece. Did you know that the statutory retirement age in Greece is 61 (vs. 65 in the United States and Germany). In practice, however, Greeks as young as 55 have retired because it takes only 35 years of work to qualify for full pension, whereas in Germany — the same Germany who is bailing out Greece — it’s 45 years of work. Greek retirees also get paid 14 months a year, as opposed to Germany’s 12 months. Greek workers also get 37 vacation days a year, whereas in Germany and the United States, it’s 30 days and 25 days, respectively.
That’s why Greece is in ruins and must be bailed out by an EU-IMF loan package totally €110 billion. The loan condition is that Greece undertake austerity measures, including changing the statutory retirement age to 65. In protest, Greeks have and are rioting. Three people were killed in riots yesterday.
Meanwhile, back here in the good ol’ U. S. of A., illegal immigrants protest in May Day rallies, demanding free health care, free jobs, free houses, and free food because “you owe it to us”!
Ain’t socialism grand? Hello, Greece, here we come!
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