Comments on: Rajoy’s ploys risk stoking cynicism http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2012/03/19/hugo-dixon-rajoys-ploys-risk-stoking-cynicism/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: miBARCELONA http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2012/03/19/hugo-dixon-rajoys-ploys-risk-stoking-cynicism/comment-page-1/#comment-239 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:39:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=295#comment-239 Being lied to is of great consequence nowadays because Spanish people have become adults and they won’t forget it so easily as they have not forgotten other sad periods of their past history. Cynicism was already obvious during his campaign against the socialists and it is the right word for all the headlines related to Rajoy and his party. They’ve only been interested in leading the country and now there they are. However, what you are starting to see is how urban landscapes are changing: lots of small shops and business are closing or run by foreigners; people are buying the cheapest products they find in supermarkets, which will affect health in a not a very long term, with its consequent cost which will need further rising of health taxes, they are blind and unable to see it; quality of life is getting worse and inhabitants are cutting on consume and pleasures; the ones who work, work long hours under great pressure, and they are angry and they know that today’s general strike won’t change Rajoy’s abusing manners even though he’s going to make this country better. I wonder how will then Mariano and his gang of experts manage with a society that is depressed, exhausted and lacks any motivation. To be a good politician he should care for people’s happiness and wellbeing, and this is not, and won’t ever be, in his priority list.

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2012/03/19/hugo-dixon-rajoys-ploys-risk-stoking-cynicism/comment-page-1/#comment-233 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:48:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=295#comment-233 With unemployment at 23% (Spanish youth at 50%), Spain’s options are few. The euro just exacerbates the problem because the state of the Spanish economy is not reflected in the value of their currency. They can’t print money which leaves austerity as the only option. Spain is in a deep recession. Austerity will, in the short term, only make matters worse. The probability of a Spanish recovery in the near term is not encouraging. A default could be the tipping point for the euro. Whether or not the Spanish people resent being lied to will be of little consequence in the long run.

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By: nossnevs http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2012/03/19/hugo-dixon-rajoys-ploys-risk-stoking-cynicism/comment-page-1/#comment-232 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:34:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=295#comment-232 Dear Mr Dixon,
Had he been frank before the election, he would not have been elected. Democracy is the problem!

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