Steve Kelley by Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t cry too hard for a nation that tried to be a tax haven for Russian mobsters while simultaneously giving away their sovereignty to Angela Merkel.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Fortunately for the people, there haven’t been catastrophic bank runs, although the fear and anxiety showed on the faces of the people who lined up to withdraw long withheld funds. Add to that it’s just one more draconian measure to insure IMF and EU bailout funds. Europe continues in a dogged recession because they can’t seem to generate the “economic growth” that everyone sees as the alternative to austerity. Obviously Cyprus proved that the latest model for austerity is pretty harsh and I don’t see as being effective.

  3. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 1 year ago

    NOOOOOO!

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    Ordinary Cypriots shouldn’t have to pay for the bad policies of banks and lax government policies.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Does that thinking also apply to ordinary Americans too?

    Unfortunately too late… shrubster and cheney already bailed out the banks who in turn gave their top executive millions in bonuses.

  6. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The accounts were insured up to 100,000 euros. No money taken from taxpayers, but from people who put large amounts in unstable banks.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    I agree concerning the mobsters (and you didn’t even mention the 5-10% interest they get as well, impossible anywhere else in the world) but where does Germany come into the picture?

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    Just because we will end up holding the bag (as usual…) doesn’t mean we have any say in the matter. Neither the original plan (6.75 / 9.9%) came from us nor the new 37.5 / 22.5 % idea.

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    Mr. Schäuble (say: “Shoibla”) insists that this is a one-off and not to be repeated, and I believe him. Do this to a nation like Italy, Spain, France or Germany and it’s “Game Over” for the world economy, maybe even civilization as we know it…

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