May 8th, 2012
09:33 AM ET

Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday laid out the radical agenda he hopes to pursue if he becomes prime minister, including the cancellation of international loan agreements to Greece that forced the country into sharp budget cuts.

He also called for state control of the banks as he started efforts to form a governing coalition in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday.

The Greek people voted clearly to reject the austerity demanded by international lenders, Syriza Party leader Tsipras said.

The two parties that made the agreement with international lenders "don't have a majority any more to vote for the plundering and looting of the Greek people," Tsipras told lawmakers.

Tsipras met Greek President Karolos Papoulias earlier on Tuesday to get instructions to try to cobble together a government in the wake of elections that left the country's political system in chaos.

Syriza will have three days to form a government.

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  1. hamsta

    @chrissy like most left wingers he had a guilty conscience when he called me a neo nazi.sorry that im not pc then again no im not. truth cares not about your feelings.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beverado

      I see....YOU decide what is unpatriotic, is that it? Because YOU see someone being proud of their heritage, YOU see it as unpatriotic. Well, thank our lucky stars the only thing YOU are in charge of is your own vapid thoughts and your keyboard. Be careful what you say, hamsta. There is a file on you, I guarantee it, and your UNPATRIOTIC BLATANT DISRESPECT is being duly noted. Have fun in Gitmo, where you belong.

      May 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    history will name obama as the most unamerican president ever. it is obama who is unpatriotic- apologizing for everything that made america great,negotiating with terrorists,aiding the taliban and funding their war against western civilization, prosecuting soldiers for not knowing the difference between a civilian and a terrorist disguising himself as a soldier. the list goes on and on. i have no respect for such an unpatriotic president.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    Patriotic america stands alone as the worlds only superpower and does not bow and cave in to the united nations. america is a soverign nation.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      A sovereign nation really?
      Our diplomatic,foreign & military policies are influenced from somewhere else. Just as our elections are now subservient to foreign lobbies & funds.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beverado

      You need a dictionary, for clearly you have no idea what sovereign means.

      May 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Truth is YOU dont care about peoples feelings! Makes it extremely hard to take you serious on any issue when you start each one with an insult! And sure wont win you any awards for displaying good common sense! Have a great day argueing with yourself!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    excuse me i meant to say a terrorist disguising himself as a civialian

    May 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @ chrissy
    pl spare @ hamsta
    hate & personal demons do play havoc with rationale. Its fun to read his posts though.Thanks @hamsta.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    @chrissy the fact remains that on another thread i was giving logical explanations from legitimate sources as to what is really being done behind americas back in the war on terror. unamerican greek then attacked me calling me a neo nazi and using obamas tactic of taking all the credit for his predeseccors successes and blaming him for his failures. blame bush all you want,it still wont change the fact that obama wasted trillions of dollars on failed socialist policies more than doubling the national debt.it wont change the fact that energy prices more than doubled since obama took office. it wont change the fact that unemployment was never this high under bushes watch. it wont change the fact that welfare spending tripled on obamas watch. so much for that summer of recovery huh? we moved from a recession to a depression. have you noticed that your shampoo is watered down? the same thing happened during the great depression. blaming bush isnt working anymore. obama owns the second great depression.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Your facts are incorrect. Insurance has gone up 140%since Bush 2001, only 21% in 4 years of President Obama.
      The deficit was 8.4 trillion when Bush left office and some of the Tarp was passed onto Obama administration.
      The unemployment was 7.8% when Bush left office.
      What successes are you saying Bush had? Name one.
      Yeah, more people are losing their jobs and homes due to the deregulation of SteagalGlass (banks)on Bushes watch.
      It is the republicans that got us in this mess and now are stalling the progress needed to fix it. If you have no facts you have nothing but repeating slogans. I have stated facts where are yours?

      May 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ saywhat, spare him what? I have nothing left, i forgave him when he called me a slvt, but my forgiveness has run out. Nothing amusing about his disrespect for people!

    May 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamsta

    nice of someone to accuse me of using foul language even though i didnt. i wonder who that was. insult me then run from the truth when i tell you what that insult actually means.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hamsta

    i didnt call you a slvt. i called you a chickenhead. but since you want to rat why dont you tell them i did so because you were talking about behind someones back who lives with you?

    May 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hamsta

    and still say the same.if someone was badmouthing in my house me behind my back i would make them sleep in the shed. thats right keep playing the innocent role.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    As i told you before i should have worded that a little better.but on the other hand you refered to me as the turd in the punch bowl.you never apoligized for that. you dont hear me complaining about it. i didnt insult unamerican greek any further than telling him he is unamerican and provided him with legitimate examples to back up my point. no foul language was used. but all of you like to attack me just because i see things how they really are.

    May 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Ok lst, idiot, its MY house, and 2nd chickenhead is slang for slvt! And if someone was abusing YOU in YOUR house i dont imagine you would have anything nice to say about that person either! And it wasnt nothing that i hadnt said to his face already!

    May 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And i have NEVER called you nor anyone else a *turd in a punchbowl* so why would i apologize. In fact i remember the conversation vividly because up til that day i THOUGHT we were friends. It was feb l4th, valentines day. Look it up in the archives.

    May 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Also, to be clear i didnt accuse you of using foul language today, i said you were disrespectful and start out conversations with an insult, which takes away your credibility!

    May 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
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