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Has anyone in Greece laid their hands on politicians tax returns? if as is claimed one of the reasons that the problems are occurring, is that Greece has chronic underpayment of Tax, then surely if your politicians are of the more wealthy sector of society, then they are likely to be exposed as the cause

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 at 08:55:29 PM EST
It's the black market that's the problem. Not those earning a paycheck.
by Upstate NY on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 at 09:06:57 PM EST
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I should have added that a proper check of ministers' finances would look at their bank accounts and worldly goods to see if they are in possession of cash/goods that far exceed finances.
by Upstate NY on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 at 11:32:04 PM EST
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Theoretically they are supposed to report all income sources and wealth every year and describe its sources. In practice they just report income and wealth, without ever really explaining the sources. Most crooks however have arrangements with off-shore companies and the like, I would imagine...

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Wed Jun 29th, 2011 at 09:28:46 PM EST
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