Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Why? well...two things. First issue is whether the Catalan system of taxes should be different than other regions and nations in Spain (never as independent as in the basque country), or, on the other hand, the system should apply for all the regions and areas in Spain... Deciding which things would be general and which particular is really a tough game since PSOE also controls other importnat regions and nations in Spain which are sources of a great deal of their votes and in need of money...so they have to be very careful not to affect economically these regions.

It is saddening that this regional let's-keep-our-taxes-for-ourselves fight is fought by leftists in Catalonia. This goes along with the theme of a Social Democratism-critical diary I promised to Colman to write...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jan 8th, 2006 at 01:27:21 PM EST
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