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  •  My friend is married to (2+ / 0-)
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    a Greek immigrant.  They own property in Greece and spend several weeks there in the summer.  The rest of his family still live there, so they have a kind of inside take on what's happening.  

    The husband's sister has had her university professor's pay cut a total of 17,000 Euros in two cuts this year.  It doesn't really hurt them too much because her husband is employed, but that's still a hell of a hit.  (It's more than I make in a year in dollars.)

    Some of those who started off in a less affluent position are being squeezed so hard that they are taking their children to orphanages because they can't afford to feed them.  There is something seriously evil about a system (I'm looking at you, Angela Merkel!) that would force an economic "cure" on a country that leads parents to make such a painful choice....

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 03:46:53 AM PDT

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