Editorial: We are no wiser with Mr. Tsipras
We can’t say that we are any wiser after the Prime Minister’s interview on Monday evening. Mr. Tsipras tried to convince…
We can’t say that we are any wiser after the Prime Minister’s interview on Monday evening. Mr. Tsipras tried to convince everyone that he is a proponent of consensus, accusing the opposition – New Democracy and PASOK in particular – once again for not aligning themselves with his politics, which is the only way out of the crisis. He justified his turn once again by claiming that he negotiated hard during his first term, but was ambushed and hit a wall, as he said, from conservative circles in Europe, however, he managed to make the necessary turn in time.
The PM also reassured that there was no issue regarding the stability of the government coalition, noting that any MPs taking a different stance is suspect, since they were aware of the list of measures that has been signed when they were elected. Mr. Tsipras also defended the bank recapitalization, claiming that the dramatic reduction of State ownership will be covered in the future by increasing share prices…
Additionally, he clearly hinted towards the possibility of increasing employer contributions to cover the pension fund deficit, because he believed that pensioners cannot endure any further cuts, while ignoring the impact on employment and business sustainability.
The general impression that the Prime Minister wanted to create is that his government alone is the only one that can stabilize the economy and created better expectations for the country, compared to the faltering opposition. Unfortunately reality does not quite agree with him. And this is not due to the scaremongering of the media, as he often claims. Unfortunately for him, the people and society sense the delays and inconsistencies, since the hopes and expectations that have been cultivated are being shattered,