As a lot of Europeans know Spain is under austerity measures too. You may have read that while our politicians at the government try to cut expenses we have protests in the streets and the squares.
Our politicians in charge of the country tell us that these measures are needed because if we do not follow them we may end in a bailout like Greece, for example.
Well, I would like to ask to Angela Merkel and to the IMF to be smart and have the following thought: “If they the austerity measures to be effective they have to do at least TWO THINGS. The first one is to look that the measures are taking place. I know they are doing this. The second point that I will tell now I think that it is really important and if Europe does not take into account this then the first point may be useless.
THE SECOND POINT IS TO SEE THAT THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT GIVES EXAMPLE TO ITS CITIZENS SO THAT THE AUSTERITY MEASURES, ALTHOUGH UNPOPULAR, MAY CONSIDER A NEW WAY OF ACTING IN SPANISH POLITICS.
So, what I am plaining say to Angela Merkel and to anyone worried about the Spanish austerity measures implementation is that they put too the Spanish politicians under austerity measures!
Why I am saying that?
Well, it is difficult not to reject the austerity measures when you read that the Agriculture Minister of Spain takes a plane of the Spanish Army for personal trips. He has just made that last Saturday between Santiago de Compostela and Seville. 5000 euros of cost per hour of flight.
So, PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE, if anyone in the IMF or the European Union has any hope that austerity measures continue taking place in Spain with a relatively calm on the streets it is very necessary that EUROPE CONDEMNS ACTIONS LIKE THE ONE OF ROSA AGUILAR.
If Europe continues asking our politicians to bring austerity to us but they do not say a word when these politicians waste the money then you can be sure that that our current common currency is heading directly to disaster.
- Greece: Austerity Without A National Commitment (247wallst.com)
- How to Spend Millions if You’re a Spanish Protester (theworld.org)
- Can Europe rescue its single currency? (independent.co.uk)