I have been detailing the explosion in the rate of unpaid taxes here.
October set a new record for the monthly increase in tax arrears. A massive 1.1 billion Euros in taxes went unpaid in October 2013 alone.
There is no other way to say it, what we are witnessing in Greece and specifically the Greek government is text-book mafia behaviour.
The Greek government is imposing taxes on the population are simply unpayable. Greeks are seeing their “debts” to the state increase and because of this, the Greek government has stated it will come in and start seizing assets extra judicially.
The latest headlines on the seizure process has detailed that people’s home will be seized and auctioned off to pay down “debts/tax arrears” and here is the kicker. If the auction price of the home is more than the value of the debts the “debtor” will not receive a penny.
But I digress. Going back to the Mafia takeover of Greece.
The bread butter of Mafia is to lend money to a person (with assets) at an interest that is unsustainable. When the debt goes bad, the gangsters come in a seize the assets of the borrower and seize assets over and above the value of the initial loan. This “over and above” the initial loan amount is where the money is made.
The Greek government has put their own spin on this tried and tested technique.
The “debtors” ie the Greek citizens, have not asked for a loan from the Mafia aka the Greek government. The Mafia aka the Greek government has named their price and told every Greek citizen to pay and if they can’t afford it they will take the person’s assets.
Not even an arch Mafia boss would have the nerve to try that ie to walk up to a stranger, demand money and if the stranger does not have enough money the Mafia boss takes the stranger’s house.
If gangsters were going around shaking down complete strangers like this they would quite rightly be branded Psychopaths.
The Greek government is different, it obviously has compassion and puts the well-being of the citizens above its own interests…..
This video outlines the “bread butter” business model of the Mafia. The Greek government is “busting out” its own citizens.
News Source – To Vima – Translated with Google