Comments on: Spain’s pain http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/10/12/spains-pain/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/10/12/spains-pain/comment-page-1/#comment-353044 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=33511#comment-353044 Anthonykovic, Spain has really lived beyond it’s possibilities, but you say it like if the people of the street had done it.
But as spanish i’ve to say that the government was the one who said, spain is going well, don’t worry we’re one of the best countries of the world.
People didn’t believed that, but few years after we’ve a country full of high speed trains which are empty of people, we’ve ghost cities and bankruptcy that we’re paying, and all this bankruptcy it’s for not paying that buildings.
and it’s not a think from one political party, all the power in spain is corrupted.
ex ministers are the governors of banks, and bigheads of bic enterprises say what the government have to do.
As a spanish person, i feel ashamed of our politicians.
Since the first day i thought that spain could afford all that inversions, but in a “democratic system” like we’ve today, people can’t do anything but believe what government say because if we protest we’re treated like trash…
I just wanted to post a view from a spanish civilian.
i don’t like europe i don’t like merkel and i don’t like the “democracy” of these days…

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/10/12/spains-pain/comment-page-1/#comment-352581 Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:41:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=33511#comment-352581 very sad….yet inspiring..

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By: Anthonykovic http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/10/12/spains-pain/comment-page-1/#comment-352579 Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:57:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=33511#comment-352579 Did Spaniards (like Greeks and many others) think they could “live the good life” forever, without actually earning it?

Free pensions, free healthcare, free schools, hordes of unproductive civil servants taking home generous salaries – it all seems normal, except for the fact that Spain’s economy really produces very little. The “good life” is sustained by high taxes and especially excessive government borrowing.

Now the party is over; hard times have arrived.
In previous generations austerity was practiced and was referred to as “living within your means.”

And despite the misery, there are still many people who say to just borrow more (bail-out loans) or leave the Euro (and what, just print as many pesetas as you need?)

Germany and Spain both use the same currency. The Euro is not the problem, it is the people and their attitude with respect to hard work and financial discipline.

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