The Greek Parliament has passed an aggressive program of cut-backs in order to stave off government bankruptcy. In contrast to Obama's "tax increase" approach, the Grecian five year plan will focus more on severe spending reductions rather than raising revenue. Many feel the austere measures may be too much to handle, however, and will doom the plan to failure.
Some restrictions include:
Pants will no longer to have two legs. Only the left is to remain and will be called "pant".
Government offices to be powered by static electricity. Rapid removal of a wool sweater keeps the lights on in a room for 15 minutes. Computers retrofitted to run by rubbing a balloon against your head and fixing it to the monitor.
Any potential bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics has been replaced by screenings of the film "300".
"Alexander The Great Museum" to be renamed "Alex The Moderately Successful Remembering Place".
Official car service to be replaced with piggy-backs from Albanian immigrants.
Cost of printing Greek flag will be reduced by eliminating all blue stripes.
Trooper Thorn is an avid outdoorsman and naturalist. He is a regular contributer to magazines and periodicals, as well as having written two previous novels.
Trooper lives on Vancouver Island with his wife, six children and an active yellow Labrador.