Syriza party leader Tsipras tells the WSJ he sees little chance Europe will cut off funding to...


Syriza party leader Tsipras tells the WSJ he sees little chance Europe will cut off funding to Greece as his country would then be forced to stop paying its creditors (also Europe). "If I owe the bank $1M it's my problem, if I owe it $100M, it's the bank's problem," once said a man who knew how to navigate the waters of insolvency.

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  • pat50
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    better to cut off arm than watch body wither and die! Greece how about sellng some national monuments to raise cash__to pay for all your vacations.
    17 May 2012, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Duke67
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    This populist must think he is a hell super smart.
    17 May 2012, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • eabyrd
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    One tiny, worthless country is holding the entire European continent back, as well as instilling chaos in global economics... Holding us all hostage. Pathetic. Screw Greece! Sometimes you have to hit the wall to learn!
    17 May 2012, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • TKO
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    Germany and the Euro would be better off recapitalizing their own banks and simply cut Greece off instead of bailing them out only to receive half of it back. If a Greek radical like Syriza is willing to take the world hostage to only gain for themselves is nothing short of terrorism.
    17 May 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • eabyrd
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    Well said TKO.
    17 May 2012, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • kaziim
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    How dare he try to maximize the gains of the country that he was elected to represent! If that's the terrorism bar, who isn't one?? Hosting the world hostage for Greece's own gains, hmm..... when did patriotism go out of style? A little empathy might help sometimes.
    17 May 2012, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Syriza party leader Tsipras is apparently doing his Party, let alone Greece, any favour by his empty bravado. The following National Post report indicates that the Greek electorate is not as enamored of populist pandering as is commonly assumed.

     

    http://natpo.st/Kk9NW2

     

    One poll does not an election make and, as is often said, "A week is a lifetime in politics". It will be interesting to see whether this poll predicts a trend.
    18 May 2012, 01:40 AM Reply Like
  • eabyrd
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    Yea right. Shouldn't of joined the union. What happened to the "greater good"? That's what they're all about over there. Empathy? Hardly.
    18 May 2012, 09:11 AM Reply Like
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