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.