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Old 09.07.2015, 23:55
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Re: Greece discussing leaving the Euro Zone (Spiegel Online)

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All the southern countries evade paying their taxes if they can and have done so for decades. If they hadn't have done so perhaps the tax brackets might not be so high in the first place.
That is one way to see it.
However, a comment or two down the quote comment, somebody made a good remark:
"Why didn't you slip the tax-inspector 1000 like all the others and be done with it?".

I'll claim these taxes were raised so high so that people would bribe tax-officials rather than paying the tax itself.
If it's like in any other corrupt country, the tax-inspector receiving the bribe has to pay his superior a cut (and so on).
I'm sure, that line of pocket-lining went (and might still go) very high up...
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