Greece is having Massive Economic Problems. Germany is trying to bail it out so it does not pull down the EU and the World economy. Greece is yet one more example of a government offering its population loads of benefits, while at the same time, running an economy too weak to generate the necessary cash. (It actually sounds a lot like the U.S.!) Some economists are concerned that a move like this by Germany might be a quick fix, but that the runaway deficits in some of the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain) are still a major cause for concern. Greece, for example, is being asked by the EU to decrease its current deficit of 13% to just 3% by 2012, and we all know how tough it is to reign in government spending. (Again, it certainly sounds like the U.S.!)
With 6 unempliyed Americans looking for every job, it is certainly time to get the government out of the economy!