Via The Greanville Post: The European Situation: SYRIZA’s program. This is a 40-point manifesto that is automatically a leader in the race for the 2015 Chutzpah Award. Click through to see which points most scandalize or exhilarate you. These are the points with strong public health implications:
3) Raise income tax to 75% for all incomes over 500,000 euros.12) Use buildings of the government, banks and the Church for the homeless.13) Open dining rooms in public schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to children [This is one is very Finnish--CK]14) Free health benefits to the unemployed, homeless and those with low salaries.16) Increase of subsidies for the unemployed. Increase social protection for one-parent families, the aged, disabled, and families with no income.17) Equal salaries for men and women.32) Depenalization of consumption of drugs in favor of battle against drug traffic. Increase funding for drug rehab centers.34) Increase funding for public health up to the average European level. (The European average is 6% of GDP; in Greece 3%.)35) Elimination of payments by citizens for national health services.36) Nationalization of private hospitals. Elimination of private participation in the national health system.