Just Feel The Love In The European Union

Those friendly, frugal Germans offer their Greco Amigos some helpful tips

Greece must consider a firesale of land, historic buildings and artworks to cut its debts, two right-wing German politicians said today in a newspaper interview that is bound to exacerbate tensions between Athens and Berlin.

Alongside austerity measures such as cuts to public sector pay and a freeze on state pensions, why not sell a few uninhabited islands or ancient artefacts, asked Josef Schlarmann, a senior member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, and Frank Schaeffler, a finance policy expert in the Free Democrats.

Maybe Sarah Palin could show them how to use E-Bay?

5 Responses to “Just Feel The Love In The European Union”

  1. Skyler says:

    Because if you can’t occupy Greece, you should force them to sell it to you.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, the Germans already tried the occupy route a few years ago.

  3. ricki says:

    Crap. I hope they don’t have our president on Line 1, advising him on how he could balance the budget…

  4. JeffS says:

    Well, heck, I’ll broker those eBay sales for Greece, on a 1% commission, with full reimbursement for eBay fees.

    And I’ll throw in a copy of this, as a bonus.

  5. Dave J. says:

    I predicted way back in 1997, when I was in Brussels, that the introduction of the Euro would magnify and exacerbate any problems caused by even a typical cyclical downturn, because the ECB cannot create a one-size-fits-all monetary policy that actually suits the current condition of any one member state. If Greece still had drachmas that were dropping against German marks, the situation wouldn’t be good, but it wouldn’t be the crisis it is now either.

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