[Ed. – The cry of socialism: “There’s always more of someone else’s money out there!” It’s not like the loans from “banks and wealthy financiers” are backed by the middle-class taxpayers of the rest of the EU or anything. Note well: this irresponsible lefty is drawing big crowds in America.]
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praised the Greek people for voting down austerity measures that would lead to new loans for the country in crisis.
Sen. Sanders (I) of Vermont said in a statement that the spending cuts European creditors wanted Greece to make would do more harm than good, becoming the first presidential candidate to weigh in on the issue, according to the Huffington Post.
“I applaud the people of Greece for saying ‘no’ to more austerity for the the poor, the children, the sick and the elderly,” Sanders said. “In a world of massive wealth and income inequality Europe must support Greece’s efforts to build an economy which creates more jobs and income, not more unemployment and suffering.”
He also recently told the Huffington Post, “the pensions of the people in Greece should not be cut even further to pay back some of the largest banks and wealthiest financiers in the world” – a view consistent with his own identification as a Democratic socialist and his popularity with progressive voters.