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Old 8th Jul 2015, 11:47
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Worrals in the wilds
 
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Not one pro-Greek articles I've read anywhere has addressed the fact that fully half of Greeks simply do not pay their taxes.
Yep. Thought the same thing, many times over.
There are two options; pay low tax, get nothing without paying. India works on this principle, and it does work. The other option; pay big taxes, get lots. Scandinavian countries use this principle and it also works. Australia sits in the middle. However, if your collective doesn't pay tax but still expect lots, then sooner or later it FUBARs. For all the political crap we endure, at least neither side (nor even the fringe parties) espouse the Greek way.

On another note, Origin... Queenslander!
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