Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thank you FINLAND!

Today it was mentioned in the news that the Finnish people are not very fond of the idea of giving money to help the economic crisis in Portugal.

Being a portuguese citizen, i must thank Finland for this decision. Here are some of the reasons:

- In the last 25 years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been called 3 times to help Portugal. Has it helped? Temporarily, yes. Long term, NO!

- Our government has a tradition of bad management and corruption among some of its members. Me, and my generation, have a hard time believing anything our politicians say.

- Our government has too many people on it that have done nothing else but being politicians. That's right, NO REAL LIFE WORKING EXPERIENCE!

- Our current government, knowing the state of our economy, continuously lied to the portuguese people saying, among other false statements, or as the government calls it know "Non-truths", that they would not raise taxes (AMONG MANY MANY OTHER LIES).

- Do you know that the portuguese government wants to build an airport and a high-speed rail train line? Think about it for a second, if you could not afford a new car, knowing that your children would starve if you bought it, would you buy it anyways? NOT IF YOU ARE A SANE PERSON!

There are many other reasons, the list goes on and on. So, thank you Finland, for realizing that giving more money to a homeless man does not necessarily means that the homeless person will manage the money to improve his situation.