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Today's Poll: 07/07/2015

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Greeks voted "No" by a large margin against Europe's latest bailout offer. Do you think the Greeks voted the right way? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
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Sarangelo
on 07/07/15
spirdeman liked this  
I literally just came back from a trip to Greece (in perfect timing!) and after viewing their country, talking with the people and understanding why they are in debt in the first place, I think they should have learned from their mistakes, taken the sanctions and started their road to recovery. They won't get a better deal from the EU. If anything, they will lose their membership and will struggle even harder without their backing. I love Greece and Greeks, but they better start working if they want to get out of this pickle!
RiverBlue
on 07/07/15
Not really following.
Yinnz
on 07/07/15
I dont live in Greece.
bolivianewtonjoh
on 07/07/15
The question is directed at people who don't live in Greece...
Maggie2011
on 07/07/15
Sarangelo and 2 others liked this  
I hope that Greece does not end up like the Weimar Republic in Germany between 1919 - 1933. The Weimar Republic's money was not accepted anywhere else in the world and only in the mother country. The Germany in the end could not sustain its self. German people had millions of the Republic's dollars that were worthless. If you don't know what I am talking about, please read up on it. That is what happens to a country that gives more pensions and give away programs that it can support.
homeschoolmom67
on 07/07/15
It wasn't penions and "give aways" that killed Weimar. It was the crushing war reparations (which were really out of line with war reparations that had been madated by previous peace settlements).
Greece has been under austerity measures for years now -- obviously this isn't helping. They have MASSIVE unemployment, especially by youths. People who have worked hard and scrimped and saved ALL of their lives are losing everything.
It is really easy to be judgmental about others when it is not you. As a Europeanist, I would have said that it was a bad idea for Greece to be pegged to the euro to begin with (and not just Greece -- there is definitely an economic split in Europe between the better off countries like Germany and France and countries like Greece).
buttercup52
on 07/07/15
BowtieMeerkats and 10 others liked this  
Which is exactly where America is heading. Scary stuff. People refuse to understand that "free" isn't "free", and as much fun as it seems to be the "hate the rich people", those who do so, sure love living off of their hard work and their money, don't they?
Cleonard24
on 07/07/15
kittenboychris and 2 others liked this  
Ugg!! Totally disagree...not all poor people are lazy and not all rich people work hard. ;) It's not the poor who are ruining this country. It takes 1.9 million people living in poverty to sustain 1 billionaire on this planet. wake up!
twins15
on 07/07/15
Where do you get the fact that it takes 1.9 million people living in poverty to sustain 1 billionaire? What does that even mean? I am just curious, don't know what you really mean by that...
suzannemarie626
on 07/07/15
ieBone liked this  
I'm agreeing with buttercup52. People who make a decent living have worked hard to do so. Attending college to get a master's degree, paying back massive student loans, working 16 hour days. Don't cry poor if you're sitting on your hump not trying to change your life for the better.
redsoxnation77
on 07/07/15
kittenboychris and 4 others liked this  
spoken like a true rich person. Bravo!!!!
twins15
on 07/07/15
I'm guessing swagbucks isn't exactly a breeding ground for too many rich people to hang out...
redsoxnation77
on 07/07/15
do you see rich people needing gift cards??? probably not lol
Darkbee
on 07/07/15
twins15 liked this  
Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow does Swagbucks to see how "poor people" live?
bolivianewtonjoh
on 07/07/15
I haven't been following the news so I don't know much of anything about the whole situation
tmleifson
on 07/07/15
I haven't followed what is happening so I have no idea
youngofoe
on 07/07/15
yeah
PrincessChic
on 07/07/15
I haven't heard anything about it so I don't know
rahrah21
on 07/07/15
i haven't followed the situation there so i dont know
jdfomi123
on 07/07/15
I just think the less we let intervention with the government, the better.
teybear
on 07/07/15
AAARonnie777 and 1 others liked this  
When a government employee is making roughly 2.5 to 3 times what they would make in the private sector as is the case in Greece the system is non sustainable. This is something that should be so obvious, but the liberal left in the U.S. just can't see it. We are heading in the same direction.

The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. -- Maggie Thatcher.
swaggerzero
on 07/07/15
BritterNicole liked this  
we're heading the same direction as Greece? do you watch the news? 89% of the taxes the people owe the Greek government aren't ever paid. I don't think we have that problem here.
Darkbee
on 07/07/15
cavfam liked this  
Can I not pay 89% of my taxes to the US government pweese? That'd be awesome.

K thx bye!
bingobangers
on 07/07/15
I don't know enough about it to make a determination.
ultraawesome55
on 07/07/15
yes
avinashnicholas
on 07/07/15
Not sure
abucs
on 07/07/15
I have't read the agreement but it seems very harsh but it might be the only way. I feel bad for all the responsible people who are losing everything. How can an 80 year old go back to work or live on the cut pension?
Shyrobb
on 07/07/15
I don't know enough about this to give a yes or no answer.
Meredith310
on 07/07/15
I would need more information.
TANGUAPA
on 07/07/15
I do not care.
karolepatrice200
on 07/07/15
I do not know enough about the issue to have an educated opinion.
raerae113
on 07/07/15
Hard to say, I don't know enough about it.
CrystalNightWolf
on 07/07/15
I don't have enough of the details yet to understand why they voted this way.
redsoxnation77
on 07/07/15
Beckhamfan186 liked this  
If country's need bailout's go into debt etc. isn't this a mismanagement of money??? Who is responsible for the mismanagement of money??? For example the US did a audit of social security in 2012 the was 116 billion dollars unaccounted for "means 116 billion missing with no idea where the money has gone" The people that are stealing the money are the people your voting for. Wake up people
rosepassions
on 07/07/15
I feel that they do know where the money has gone, but tell us that they don't know...
redsoxnation77
on 07/07/15
Agree Rose but why don't they want to tell us? Because it went somewhere it shouldn't. Don't forget this is money Americans put in to all of their working lives (taxes). Don't we deserve the right to know where it went? Or Any plans on how to use the money?
Waitress12
on 07/07/15
They took the money, lived it up, now they can't pay it back. They still have very high amounts of tax scoflaws. But I am bothered by the fact that banks lent them this money, then they got the bailout money, transferring private debt to public. We need to stop bailing out banks and then they'll stop with the bad loans.
Jinz33
on 07/07/15
idk
EllenLouise
on 07/07/15
Sadly I don't know enough about to make a solid opinion., other than there suffering economically.
jwquintana89
on 07/07/15
treasure6865 and 1 others liked this  
I can't believe there are so many people who don't know what is happening in Greece!!! Seriously, the U.S. is headed in the same direction.

Americans are in such a bubble... we care more about the Kardasians than important issues that affect our prosperity and freedom. Borrowing money, promising huge entitlements like large pensions for everyone, its silly and now they are facing 20% unemployment and unfunded pension accounts.
zorrajasperem
on 07/07/15
You are so right!
iadiedee
on 07/07/15
txcharley liked this  
None of the USA's business. We're not the world cops nor the world banker. I'm not a citizen of Greece so how would it be any of my concern. One thing many Americans forget, what works for us (and it's NOT working) isn't necessarily right for everyone else. Greece has been around millennia longer than the USA and most nations. Worry about those things that effect us.
Bridgentunnel
on 07/07/15
True as far as it goes. On the other hand, many Greeks have immigrated to this country and are keenly concerned. Also, such news moves financial markets and can affect the value of your 401K and pension.
lambchop34
on 07/07/15
This will effect us. You're attitude and people like you are the reason we are where we are right now.
cathyvilla33
on 07/07/15
LiquidViper and 2 others liked this  
I hate to break it to you, but as an American citizen you are a global citizen. What happens in other countries, particulary with allies and trade partners like the EU, effects us. Always has since pre 1776, always will. The type of attitude you are displaying is exactly why Americans have such a reputation abroad of being ill informed.
ewittenb
on 07/07/15
swaggerzero and 2 others liked this  
The economics of Greece affect the European Union, which can have an affect on us. It's got nothing to do with us being cops or bankers. We aren't bailing them out (or not).
Nothing like ignoring a neighbor in crisis though. EVERYthing affects us in a global economy. The question is, how much? Enough to worry? Probably not.
BritterNicole
on 07/07/15
If you live in an area dependent upon the price of oil like I do, or if you are invested in any foreign stocks that relies on the Euro, there is certainly a case for enough cause to worry. Start balancing any investment portfolios before it's too late!
swaguser13740600
on 07/07/15
Jinz33 and 11 others liked this  
People today are idiots, they really believe that their governments can keep borrowing money to write them checks for doing nothing.

The Grecian people have opted to learn the hard way that no government is capable of providing for all its people's needs let alone their desires.

And the US is not far behind them.
jwquintana89
on 07/07/15
THIS!
stevi
on 07/07/15
BritterNicole and 1 others liked this  
I don't get the logic. We can spend trillions on war and foreign aid, but supporting our own citizens is idiotic?
HippyChick41
on 07/07/15
Most intelligent reply I have seen here!
godskids43449
on 07/07/15
EXACTLY
jazzyannie
on 07/07/15
I am not sure, but it is ultimately their decision to make.
craftritar
on 07/07/15
Don't know anything about it.
BritterNicole
on 07/07/15
SwagsterCalebJR liked this  
It was a moot point really, because the offer was already off of the table by the time the Greeks voted. It was only symbolic and reinforced what their elected officials wanted, but didn't truly make a decision one way or the other. If anything, it has just angered the European Union and Euro decision makers, so they'l probably just be kicked out of the Euro Zone now over a symbolic vote on an offer that had already been retracted.
Bernieswagggg
on 07/07/15
Don't know what the specifics of the issue is.
jm2bow
on 07/07/15
I don't know what your talking about.
chanyapottinger
on 07/07/15
idk
deeann1954
on 07/07/15
I don't know enough about the situation.
Ebchris98
on 07/07/15
rosepassions liked this  
I really am not aware of this, and therefore chose 'other'. I guess I'll be searching up about it all through my swag search engine.
amaasing
on 07/07/15
What we think really doesn't matter. We don't live there and do not know / understand their situation.
Liliphantastic
on 07/07/15
For a country to be that bankrupt, and that we could be in that same boat, it's scary. End of times people.
swaguser15117255
on 07/07/15
don't know enough about the situation
Ruffmama
on 07/07/15
BritterNicole liked this  
Gotta love all of the SwagBuck economists commenting on here. :P
damanye
on 07/07/15
rosepassions liked this  
I don't know enought about the situation.
kardanmurray
on 07/07/15
I know it's scary ,I do agree with buttercup52 the USA we are heading in the same direction..
Nothing is ever free someone has to pay eventually might not be you but think of all the generation that will !!!
Spymuffin
on 07/07/15
rosepassions liked this  
I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.
Victrolla16
on 07/07/15
rosepassions liked this  
I do not know enough about the situation to say yes or no.
chippeehackee
on 07/07/15
Ruffmama liked this  
I'm not an insider, so I can't say either way. Let the Greek people vote whatever they want. I don't have anything to say about it. It's their country.
stevi
on 07/07/15
I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.
ErvWagner
on 07/07/15
They should have corrected the situation the first time they were bailed out. This was the third!
redsoxnation77
on 07/07/15
This is why Politian's need to stop stealing all the money!!!
TKDSMURF
on 07/07/15
It's amazing at how many people do not follow the news. What his happening in Greece could easily happen here. We need to learn from their mistakes.
hemilysmommy
on 07/07/15
I don't know enough about it to comment. I'm American, so I don't pay much attention to politics from other countries, unless they effect me. -shrugs-
cashsmom1
on 07/07/15
Papps12 liked this  
It'll effect you. Just hang on . . .
swaguser14264688
on 07/07/15
Each country has a variety of ways to determine what is best for them. I am unsure of how this works for Greece. Maybe their citizens see something we don't.

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