By Euro Weekly News Media • 11 July 2012 • 11:59
There is quirkiness to Spanish bureaucracy. It is unnecessarily complex; is it because they can exploit its weaknesses amidst the confusion. Bureaucracy is a job creation initiative and a fund raiser hard to beat.
A new scam is to fine those with Alicante registered cars that have ITVs done in some other provinces. Now they fine non-Spanish residents up to €1,000 for non possession of a Spanish driving licence.
They could easily set up a periodical desk at advertised town halls. A couple of English speaking clerks could efficiently process many applications. Better that than hundreds of expats cluttering up offices a 100 mile round trip away. But no; that would be too simple and cheap a solution for a bureaucrat to grasp.
Nothing epitomises unbridled corruption and breathtaking incompetence than do the banks. Even politicians get it right occasionally. Although their morality is elastic even they know it stretches only too far.
Not so with the banks; they now make and manipulate each hijacked country’s fiscal laws. Are we mad? We must be living in Alice’s Wonderland. If you have the stomach for it take a peek at El Pais or the British dailies; your heart will sink.
There is only one solution. Make the banks fall on their swords; absorb their own losses and declare their insolvency. Nationalise the banking system and make it directly accountable to the people through parliament, firewalled against corruption.
Others have done it; nations and American states. In every single case economies thrive and the people are made wealthier. There are too many politicians enmeshed in our banking system; turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. This has got to change or we all sink with the vipers in their parliamentary counting houses.
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