Tell the public the truth

Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou and his government must tell voters the truth about the country?s fiscal woes.

The great deal of confusion surrounding the government?s efforts to remedy the situation is undermining the prospects of the private sector.

The people cannot take anymore uncertainty. The government?s tendency to make super-optimistic statements, only to take them back soon afterward is equally frustrating.

Telling it like it is would perhaps feel very uncomfortable, but it would make everyone face up to their responsibilities.

Fabricated exuberance and confusion about government plans are bound to lead to a deadlock.

People need to finally learn where we truly stand and what we can expect. Perhaps that is why they seem to be more interested in hearing the words coming from the mouths of outspoken politicians and former politicians, instead of the entirely predictable statements made by political party spokespersons.

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