Speaking in the Parliament about the 2018 state budget, the Communist Party of Greece MP Thanasis Pafilis denounced both SYRIZA and the opposition party of New Democracy for their efforts to disorientate the people about the real enemy- capitalism. As Pafilis said, behind their disputes, SYRIZA and New Democracy try to relieve popular dissatisfaction within the same system, the power of the monopolies and the capital which exploits the wealth produced by the people.
For that reason, the KKE MP underlined, the EU, the representatives of capitalism, the industrialists congratulate the SYRIZA-ANEL government.
Pafilis also said that the government lies when it argues that by August 2018 the austerity memorandums will end, as long as none of the 600 laws will be abolished, while the implementation of antipeople measures has been scheduled to continue in 2019, 2020, even by 2060.
Thanasis Pafilis pointed out that the government offers the best services in whitewashing the capitalist system, something that also became apparent during the recent trip of Prime Minister Tsipras in the United States.
Responding to Pafilis on behalf of the government, Finace Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said that capitalism "differs" according to the mix of economy's management and refered to the case of Portugal - where wages were increased up to 0.88 euros - as an example of success!
Replying to Tsakalotos, the KKE MP mentioned that the existence of the Soviet Union and of the socialist system in the past- with all the important achievements for the working people- were forcing capitalist countries to make concessions about labour rights. Now, without the existence of the socialist camp, Pafilis said, capitalism takes everything back.