The right man for the job

The Greek political system never could stomach a truly independent tax collection mechanism that it could not control and order to take care of the politicians themselves and certain of their “clients.”

It was this very phenomenon that led to the collapse in revenues collection at a time when the country was flourishing and experiencing unprecedented growth.

Now that Haris Theoharis has resigned from his post as general secretary for revenues at the Finance Ministry, his position should be given to someone of stature who has absolutely no dependence on any political parties or powerful business interests.

Whether or not Theoharis made certain mistakes, we cannot allow him to be used as a scapegoat if for no other reason than that it will put off any candidates who have what it takes from even thinking about taking on such positions.