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Ο Μητσοτάκης στέλνει άλλο ένα σήμα στον άξονα Βρυξελλών-Βερολίνου ότι θα παραμείνει απόλυτα πιστός στις πολιτικές λιτότητας

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Η πρόσφατη ομιλία Μητσοτάκη στον ΣΕΒ περιείχε μια παράγραφο που αποδεικνύει για άλλη μια φορά το πόσο πιστά είναι ταγμένος στις καταστροφικές δυνάμεις του νεοφιλελευθερισμού και στο νεοφιλελεύθερο ιερατείο του άξονα Βρυξελλών-Βερολίνου:

           Οι εξελίξεις στην Ιταλία, που μονοπωλούν την ειδησεογραφία των τελευταίων ημερών, είναι για εμάς τους Έλληνες ένα ιδιότυπο deja vu. Είναι σαν να ξαναζούμε νοερά, βλέποντας τους γείτονές μας, τι μπορεί να συμβεί όταν το τέρας του λαϊκισμού σπάει τις παραδοσιακές διαχωριστικές γραμμές και υπόσχεται ανεδαφικές λύσεις σε πραγματικά, όμως, προβλήματα.


Ο Μητσοτάκης δεν είχε τίποτα να πει για τις καταστροφικές πολιτικές λιτότητας και σαδο-μονεταρισμού που επιβάλει το Βερολίνο και που έχουν φέρει σε πλήρη αδιέξοδο την Ιταλική οικονομία για τουλάχιστον μια δεκαετία.

Όπως αναφέρει σε πρόσφατο άρθρο ο Κώστας Λαπαβίτσας:

Δεν υπάρχει φυσικά αμφιβολία ότι η συμμετοχή της Ιταλίας στην ΟΝΕ αποδείχθηκε καταστροφική για την οικονομία της. Η χώρα δεν έχει ανακτήσει καν το επίπεδο του ΑΕΠ του 2007, όταν ξέσπασε η παγκόσμια κρίση, και οι ρυθμοί ανάπτυξης είναι τελείως αναιμικοί.

Ο κύριος λόγος είναι η συνεχής λιτότητα που απαιτεί η ΟΝΕ, με περικοπές δημοσίων δαπανών και φορολογία που χτυπάνε σκληρά την εγχώρια ζήτηση και δραστηριότητα. Πρόκειται για καταστροφική κατάσταση για ένα μεγάλο στρώμα μικρομεσαίων που κινούνται στην εγχώρια αγορά. Είναι επίσης καταστροφή για τους μισθωτούς γιατί οι μισθοί πιέζονται συνεχώς προς τα κάτω αλλά η ανεργία παραμένει υψηλή, αναγκάζοντας έτσι την ιταλική νεολαία να μεταναστεύει.

Πρόκειται, τέλος, για καταστροφική κατάσταση για το Δημόσιο γιατί, εκτός του ότι οι δημόσιες παροχές περιορίζονται ακατάπαυστα και οι υποδομές έχουν φθαρεί χωρίς προηγούμενο, το δημόσιο χρέος ξεπέρασε το 130% του ΑΕΠ, πράγμα φυσιολογικό όταν δεν υπάρχει ανάπτυξη.


Όπως ήταν φυσικό, ο Μητσοτάκης δεν είχε τίποτα να πει ούτε και για το κοινοβουλευτικό πραξικόπημα του Ιταλού προέδρου ο οποίος αρνήθηκε τον Υπουργό Οικονομικών που ήθελε η εν δυνάμει κυβέρνηση συνασπισμού, όχι για λόγους ηθικού παραπτώματος, αλλά επειδή θεώρησε ότι η τοποθέτηση του θα ενοχλούσε τις αγορές.

Σε πλήρη ευθυγράμμιση με τον άξονα Βρυξελλών-Βερολίνου, υιοθέτησε τα γνωστά αφηγήματα που χρησιμοποιούν τα τραπεζοκρατούμενα συστημικά ΜΜΕ και οι παπαγάλοι τους, περί λαϊκιστών, περί μη ρεαλισμού, κ.λ.π. Τα γνωστά κλισέ που αραδιάζουν κάθε φορά που βλέπουν να απειλείται η χρηματοπιστωτική δικτατορία τους από τη λαϊκή βούληση, δηλαδή από την πραγματική Δημοκρατία.

Η δήλωση Μητσοτάκη είχε όμως και έναν πιο πρακτικό σκοπό. Να στείλει το σωστό μήνυμα προς όλα τα κέντρα αποφάσεων και τους μηχανισμούς της Ευρωπαϊκής Χρηματοπιστωτικής Δικτατορίας, εντός και εκτός Ελλάδας, προκειμένου να λάβει πλήρη στήριξη στις επόμενες εκλογές.

Άρα, μια επόμενη κυβέρνηση με Μητσοτάκη στην εξουσία θα συνεχίσει να εφαρμόζει σκληρή λιτότητα, περικοπές, ολοκληρωτική διάλυση του κοινωνικού κράτους και πλήρη ιδιωτικοποίηση μέχρι και του αέρα που αναπνέουμε. Και δεν θα υπάρξει καμία λύση για το χρέος, ούτε η οικονομία θα παρουσιάσει θεαματική βελτίωση, γιατί τότε δεν θα μπορεί να δικαιολογήσει αυτές τις πολιτικές. Αυτά για όσους έχουν ακόμα αυταπάτες.

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