posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by BIHOTZ
Ola from Andalusia, lots of locals talking about this for the last few days. We're in the poorest part of spain with unofficially 50%
There is plenty of alternative and organic farms here and no shortage of food for people living in the Campo (countryside), you just need to ask or at
least do a bit of work. The cities are a different story.
Contrary to what some one else posted here, you do not just get free benefits for being born here. You get NO benefits at all until you work and pay
"autonomo" fo 6 monthes 250 euros each month. Autonomo is like income tax. Most people cannot afford to save after paying this amount. You get
benefits for 1.5 years then its back to nothing. Most of the people in the videos have not worked for more than a year and a half so, no benefits no
I have children, and i have dutifully paid taxes here, which Zapatero and now Rajoy give straight to the banks.
I will happily take food from the supermarket to feed my kids.
Interestingly our Pueblo is now Bankrupt 17 Million missing for what was going to be a new hospital just GONE.
The Ayuntamiento (local gov) even though broke, have more than doubled the local police force and the Guardia Civil (military Police Junta) have
quadrupled their numbers.
There are police roadblocks around the town on a daily basis, some of the police are cool though. My mother in laws car insurance ran out, she's a
pensioner she told the cop she needed to get to town but had no money for insurance,and he told her to take a back road home where there was no police
Other police are desperately scamming money. Fining people for made up charges driving them to the bank machines and then pocketing the money.
Two High ranking officers were caught stealing marijuana. They raided a farm confiscated the weed but never charged anyone. They were followed to an
abandoned farm where they had stashed tonnes of weed.
we're off to the supermarket now tee hee.