So a new attitude is dawning on Greece (and hopefully soon elsewhere as well.)
Excerpts: (Bold is mine)
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Reeling from a vicious financial crisis that has cost them pensions and jobs, Greeks have been turning away in droves from the mainstream politicians they feel have let them down. Another political force is trying to tap the void, with blunt promises to "clean up" the country.
Appealing to populist sentiment, Golden Dawn has been gathering donations of food and clothing to deliver to the needy while pledging to make politicians accountable for the crisis. Ordinary Greeks are struggling under tough conditions demanded for rescue loan deals that have pushed the country into a fifth year of recession.
"Golden Dawn stands against this corrupt system of power. All those who are responsible for the waste of public money must go to jail. That is our priority," said Ilias Kasidiaris, a 31-year-old party member who served in the Greek army's special forces. More at the AP:
It's funny, isn't it? You'd think this would be absolute common sense but no ... it's considered "radical." You have to ask yourself, how in the hell is this not the rule? Why aren't these politicians afraid of the public catching them flushing money down the toilet? Actually, they aren't flushing it, they're taking it off you in the form of taxes and giving it to their buddies/contributors in the "green industry."
And somehow, none of these "investments" pan out, so your money is wasted. Yes, who could have foreseen this in light of the laws of physics/thermodynamics? And the politicians don't even act embarrassed. They're probably too busy setting their buddies up in another "venture."
I think these guys in Greece have the right idea, we need to hold these people accountable if they have broken any laws or committed ethics violations.