OPINION

Keep pushing

Greek MPs feel and echo the despair of the country’s electorate. They don’t have an easy job, especially compared to what it was in the past. The truth is that instead of making behind-closed-doors deals and appointing cronies to key positions, they are now forced to assume responsibility for salary and pension cuts, as well as higher taxes.

Greece is once more poised to go through an especially rough patch on the road to recovery within the next few days with important decisions being made in Parliament, and whether it makes it through safely or not will once more depend on the deputies representing the coalition’s majority. Their vote on the new property tax and the lifting of the ban on home foreclosures will determine the fate of the government.

Whether they like it or not, at this point the most responsible thing they can do is cast their vote in support of the government and stave off a serious political crisis and turmoil.

Greece has already made too many sacrifices and climbed too far up a very difficult hill for one fatal error to send it rolling back down again.