About the Greek Tax Resistance Movement

The New York Times gave a good overview of the background and recent developments in the Greek tax resistance movement. Excerpt:

…the Greek government sent [Ioannis Chatzis, 86,] a new $372 real estate tax bill, incorporated into his electric statement.

Mr. Chatzis says he is being asked to choose between lights and paying for his wife’s medicines, since he cannot afford both on his $720-a-month pension.

“This is how we are treated,” he said recently, his face a mixture of fury and despair. “I have nothing left to give. I will not be paying it.”

Mr. Chatzis is far from alone in that vow, and it is not certain that the Greek government will do anything about the tax rebels.


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