Italian Elections

on Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tomorrow and Monday elections are being held here in Italy, for parliament and the next Prime Minister. Running is current Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his opponent from the Center-Left party is Romano Prodi. I am glad this political campaign is coming to an end. I am sick and tired of hearing the mud slinging. No matter where you go, there is going to be mud slinging, whether it is here in Italy, America or wherever else. But please people, grow up. The Italian economy is in a current state of disaster, and isn’t improved within the next two years, the E.U. is threatening to revoke Italy from using the Euro, and would be back to using the Lire. Have heard many people complaining that since the Euro was introduced, prices for everything have literally doubled, but wages stayed the same. That Italy was better off with the Lire. Seems neither Berlusconi nor Prodi have mentioned anything about trying to get Italy back on track about the economy. Neither one really mentioning what they can/plan to do for Italy and its people. But focusing on what the other person has or has not done. According to one of Italy’s top telephone lines, Italians in their thirties are less optimistic, especially when it comes to the work situation. Imagine living in Rome, making 1,000 Euro a month, and trying to put a roof over your head, put meat/pasta on the table for not only yourself, but maybe a family of three. Not gonna happen. Does Berlusconi or Prodi really care? Doesn’t seem that way. Especially since it doesn’t effect them, since their salaries are the highest in Europe, at about 12,435 A MONTH.

In my opinion, Italians are pretty good at all talk and no or very little action. They can talk the talk but have a hard time walking the talk. If they feel things are so bad here, either DO something about it or leave. If they can’t stand the heat of the oven, get out of the kitchen.

Thinking about this drives me crazy, now NEED to have a coffee and a cigarette.

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Tracie B. said...

unfortunately when it comes to voting, americans are very apathetic as well...generally speaking.

mad said...

As Bob Roll once said, there's a reason why all the great operas are Italian,

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