By: psr, 2007-09-19
Several recent announcements in Spain provide for some amusing and saddening analysis:
- The Government of Spanish PM RodrÃguez Zapatero announced state aid for young people (under certain income level) to pay the rent on their house or apartment.
- Some time ago, they announced that landlords would be protected against defaulting tenants, by a state agency that would pay the landlord the amount owed by the tenant.
- The Andalusian regional government (ruled by the same party as RodrÃguez Zapateroâ€™s) has also recently announced they would â€œgive awayâ€ flats for free to people earning less than â‚¬3,000 per month.
Aside from the fact that these are purely populist announcements, just in time for upcoming elections, they are yet another proof of the downright ineptitude of RodrÃguez Zapatero:
1) and 2): The …