September 29, 2011

Greece tax claims blocked by lack of ink

In an FT article describing the new set of austerity measures you can read the following: "The conservative opposition New Democracy party said a shortage of ink had prevented the computerised tax centre at the finance ministry from sending out claims to taxpayers over the last 10 days. There was no response from the finance ministry to the claim."...

If in Italy uncollected garbage is the metaphorical symbol of a dysfunctional state unable to provide the most basic of services, in Greece the lack of ink sounds as total capitulation to economic disaster.

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