Greece Health Minister Anderas Loverdos lashed out against civil servants claiming that they were responsible for the country’s current situation. Speaking at the Parliament one day after the Finance minister announced sweeping changes in the structure of the public administration, Loverdos said
“There is one million civil servants who bait on ten million people with the assurance that the public sector is for life, and so we came where we came.”
Banishing the evil public sector
Unfortunately Andreas Loverdos refrained from mentioning the own responsibilities, the responsibilities of big and even small political parties that fed for decades the public sector with flocks of civil servants to gain votes and maintain their ruling positions. (That’s just a short memory re-freshener…), Blaming the society and leave the own tail and responsibility outside does not help much, neither it solves any problems, does it?
I believe the moment our politicians will accept their own responsibilities for the economic situation of Greece, I could say that something is changing indeed. The rest is Public Relations tricks, small mirrors and fake pearls for indigenous people (by all respect for the indigenous people).
As I understood it, non of the other parties agreed with this simple fact. Didn’t they? So from LAOS, ND through to KKE and SYN they all were incensed by even this small outburst of honesty from a leading politician and minister…
Yes he will have alterior motivs. He is a politician. And yes he is vain. And yes… but:
Only when people are willing to give credit for small steps in the right direction instead of, like it is the norm here, immediately claiming that everything said is invalid because the messenger has flaws or is part of the problem, nothing will change.
it’s the big parties, primarily PASOK and ND that brought the country here. And to blame all together the society for this is hypocrism. IF sta public control mechanism have not worked for years, if the main public sector unions have been playing the games of the ruling party, now he comes like a white and innocent dove? no-no
But is he right or isn’t he?
I think I’ve explained myself: he is part of the problem
Yes he is part of the problem. And the problem is the political class. But unless we want a coup d’état, internal or from the EU, any change will have to come from within their ranks.
we want that every party admits its responsibilities and that somebody will pay for these misconditions.