- On Wednesday, 18 July, immediately following the meeting of the coalition government, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras addressed the public in a televised speech.
He said that the Greek government-of-the-regime is going forward with its catastrophic policies and continues to draft more austerity policies. They are talking about a third Memorandum!
Tsipras stated that he refused to meet with the "administrative clerks of the Troika.' The government cannot escape their responsibility in this catastrophic project they caused because their only role is to fulfill the requirements of the Troika.
He criticized further budget cuts, calling it an act of complete insanity to impose more austerity measures on an already destroyed economy. The government-of-the-regime is fulfilling the sadistic fantasies of the Troika instead of honoring their campaign promise to work in the public's best interest.
He accused the puppet regime of empty election promises. The outcome of the elections were supposed to be beneficial for the people, but we can see that just the opposite is true. The international loan sharks conspired with the parties to proceed with the policies of the Papandreou and Papademos governments.
Tsipras called for the government to refuse to take any further subservient meetings with the Troika, but to instead call an emergency meeting to dictate terms that will relieve the current humanitarian crisis in Greece. If Merkel continues to insist upon this massacre, the Greek people will never forgive or forget the campaign lies ND and PASOK told to them.
- The Greek Finance Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying that the Emergency Property Tax for 2012 will be attached -- again -- to electric bills.
"Due to current law and technical difficulties as well as time limitations, it is not possible to modify the collection of the Emergency Property Tax. Therefore DEH (Greek Public Power Company) will continue to collect the emergency property tax.
The tax for 2012 will be paid in five installments that will come every two months on the electricity bills.
After receiving and analyzing his new tax bill, Mr. Aretoulis Nicholas, a resident of Ierapetra, Crete wrote the following letter to the Receiver of Revenue. His letter was originally posted in the Greek website aixmi.gr
Read the full text of his letter:
To: Dept of the Treasury, Ierapetra Tax District
Taxpayer Aretouli C. Nicholas, a resident of the County of Ierapetra.
In the Income Tax Assessment Notice that you sent me you claim a "purported" income of 8,863 euros, which I never saw and never wanted to earn.