Sunday, May 07, 2006

Berlusconi calls for Tax Resistance

On Monday Italy will elect a new President. With only 24 hours to go the two main coalitions have not yet found a name or two to agree upon.

Repeating calls for an "impartial" candidate, without
close ties to a particular party, Berlusconi made it clear today he would not back the candidacy of Democratic Left Chairman Massimo D'Alema.
"I don't think it can be someone who waged a ferocious
electoral campaign against the leader of the opposing bloc,"
Berlusconi said.

D'Alema, a former premier, has been an arch-rival of
Berlusconi for over a decade. The centre-right leader has frequently drawn attention to his opponent's political roots in Italy's former Communist party.
"When you talk about the president of the Republic it
has to be someone who will defend the constitution, the
Italian flag and Italian unity. It must be someone who can
offer all sides a guarantee of total impartiality,"
Berlusconi said.

Latest news from red Italy-7 May 2006

"Indecente proporre D'Alema. Si rischia il regime."

"It's indecent to propose D'Alema for President. We are at risk of dictatorship." La Repubblica

"la proposta di un politico di un partito di sinistra è semplicemente indecente e al limite dell'emergenza democratica"

"To propose a left-wing politician is simply indecent and bordering into a democratic emergency." Corriere

Fausto Bertinotti, new speaker of the lower House, leader of Rifondazione Comunista, colleague and close friend of (former?) communist D'Alema

"La candidatura la deve decidere l'Unione. La mia opinione personale è che quella di Massimo D'Alema sia una candidatura di tutto rispetto, molto autorevole e per me convincente". Lo dice il presidente della Camera, Fausto Bertinotti."

"It's up to Prodi's coalition to decide who to propose for President. My personal opinion is that Massimo D'Alema is a respectful candidate..." La Repubblica

Tax Resistance!

Berlusconi: "Se non saremo rappresentati non accetteremo di pagare le tasse"

"If we won't be represented (with one of our candidates) we (verbatim) won't accept paying taxes to this government!"


Anonymous zhombre said...

Is that call for tax resistance merely rhetorical? I'm all for opposition to "gli assholoni della sinistra" but what are the ramification of a call for civil resistance? Isn't tax compliance rather weak in Italy anyway?

5:15 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Tax compliance in Italy is weak. I agree with you. But a call to tax resistance by the leader of the biggest italian party is a cry for help. We are heading towards a communist regime and the greatest majority of the Italian poeple will not accept it.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous zhombre said...

Then I hope the Italian people rally and reject the left. If the left prevails they will collaborate with the Iranians and give quisling new names.

6:34 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

No Pasaran! 'cause they are EVIL!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Si potrebbe dire che per lui lo "sciopero fiscale" è la sarebbe troppo scontato :-)


7:24 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

Abdul! Tu e la tua ironia...
Pero' sono sicuro che questa volta scenderemo in piazza assieme a lui per protestare contro i rossi!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

This is a bold move. I don't think we could get away with anything like that in the USA. But I hope it works.

It is making a statement, a cry for help, to bring attention to the situation, if nothing else.

Silvio was asked to fill a support post, I forget what it was called. Could he be President? Could the people rise up and demand a revote or change?

Right Truth

8:59 PM  
Blogger The Doc said...

It is a cry for help, Debbie. Prodi mustn't forget that he does not have the majority of the Italians behind him. We will be denouncing every move towards the wrong direction that this government makes. Whatever happens, Prodi's government won't last long. Too evil for their own good!

9:04 PM  

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