“It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.”

Frau Merkel was so impressed by the Italian government’s substance and speed that for a few days it seemed all was going to be alright; then Standard & Poor’s downgraded nine European Countries credit rating. Italy was cut two notches: we’ve made not enough to beat the debt crisis, they said! Maybe they’re right: the State could stop financing schools or the health care system (when poor people can write their name is enough and if you cure them, well… then they live too much!). Then if it is still not enough we could also start with human sacrifices based on income, properties and age: Low income, no properties and old age? A little pill for you and goodbye! Maybe we could also beat the tax evasion that way…

Gordon Gekko was so right: it’s all about bucks! We are just conversation. (I hope no one in S&P’s knits!)

 

“É tutta una questione di grana, ragazzo. Il resto: chiacchiere.”

Frau Merkel era rimasta così impressionata dalla sostanza e dalla velocità delle misure del governo italiano che per un po’ ci siamo illusi che le cose potessero rimettersi a posto: poi  Standard & Poor’s ha declassato il rating di nove Paesi Europei. L’Italia ha perso due posizioni: dicono che non abbiamo fatto ancora abbastanza per risolvere la crisi del debito! Magari hanno ragione: lo Stato potrebbe smettere di finanziare il sistema scolastico e la sanità pubblica (che poi se i poveri sanno scrivere il loro nome è abbastanza e se li curi campano pure troppo!). Se proprio non dovesse bastare, si potrebbe cominciare con i sacrifici umani basati su reddito, patrimonio ed età: sei vecchio e povero? Una pillolina e addio! Magari così si batte pure l’evasione fiscale…

Gordon Gekko aveva proprio ragione è sempre una questione di grana! Noi siamo solo chiacchiere.(Spero che nessuno in S&P’s lavori a maglia!)

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