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There is a different Greece willing to work, create and prosper

20 February 2012 / 20:02:55  GRReporter
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He believes that this change can be achieved "if people, who do not vote or run the white ballot, or vote for one party to punish the other one, decide to allow people like them, but experts in their professional fields, assume the responsibility for the governing. We know very well how to take on a project, what is the term, the price, the effect. If we apply this vast knowledge we have from the private sector in governing Greece, it will shoot up like a pressed spring."

In his curriculum vitae, Thanos stated that he created his advertising company choosing the name Reverse in order to express his resistance to the way of operation of the advertising market in Greece. "The advertising market in the country was another closed thing. This was the fifth power, in terms of the fact that by the practice of paying the media, which paid the journalists, advertising could control the information flow. I.e. a businessman whose ad was running on TV benefited from the better treatment of the media to him as a customer. In addition, the legislation has facilitated the unclear transactions, which led to the strange phenomenon, namely the failure of a television station to cause the failure of its customers instead of its suppliers. This is something unprecedented. Although I was a very reliable young employee with significant influence over a large number of customers, I have left the big advertising companies and created my own agency, which is operating based on full transparency and proper invoicing. That is why I chose the name Reverse, to denote that I do exactly the opposite of what others do."

Thanos Tzimeros believes that the policy of cutting wages and pensions only creates problems. "What we will do is create a favourable environment for investment. The only thing achieved by cutting salaries and pensions, although they are really high, is to doom all citizens to poverty. Greece's problem is that investments are not tolerated." He believes that investors find it difficult not to pay the high wages, but the fact that they cannot even draw up a business plan. "The investor does not know when it will get approved, what bribe he would be asked, how many documents are needed, where they will be delayed. This environment hampers investments very much, especially when in neighbouring countries like Turkey and Bulgaria, and in Serbia and Macedonia lately, they can find a favourable environment for investment. Strange as it may sound, what will happen not only to the government but also to the private employees depends on the tax system and the business environment. If no conditions for development are created, it cannot come. What will follow if this does not happen? We will fight for a packet of pasta."

The people from "ReCreate Greece," know that deep-rooted mentality for increased state participation will be difficult to eradicate. "So many generations grew up with the dream of finding a place in the public sector, and unfortunately, that was all a person with insufficient knowledge, desire and ability could imagine. That is why it is difficult to eradicate this way of thinking. This is one of the challenges of a political movement that does not try to pat someone on the back. We are not bringing a sack of money, but are simply saying that we all need to roll our sleeves up and get down to work. To employ a mass in the public sector means that not only is the labour market deprived of young potential, but also that many young people are allowed to be unproductive. The rot created in society goes beyond the scope of economic factors. Generations are destroyed who learn to just do nothing. This is a moral crime."

"Our slogan is that responsible policy can be made only with responsible citizens. If they just sit on the couch at home and just go to vote for someone every four years, mocking his predecessor and then vote again for him and mock his predecessor, nothing good can happen. It is simply not possible for people not to get informed, not to be acquainted with the positions of political formations and decide the fate of Greece. For this reason we voted for the "re-creator" of the country Kostas Karamanlis, who was more than apparently lazy. And then, we voted for the expresser of the motto "There is money," George Papandreou, who was evidently a man of low intelligence. I.e. people who I would not even hire as doorkeepers, became prime ministers. Now, another one is preparing to take this post, who also seems to be not intelligent and who has not worked a single day in his life and has no prestige in Europe. Citizens should leave the nirvana of "what will you give us" and start thinking about "what we will do together." Both private and public sector, employed and unemployed should create a unifying vision for this country. This cannot be anything but work. All successful people have succeeded by working rather than by appointments and protests in Syntagma Square."

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