Let's hope Obama doesn't try Cyprus maneuver

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z Let's hope Obama doesn't try Cyprus maneuver nwitimes.com
May 12, 2013 12:00 am

If our president gets wind of this, he might just appoint a czar to look into it. After all, the government needs more revenue to support the unfortunate projects and to monitor all the new laws, rules, regulations and who knows what.

The Cyprus government has declared that up to 10 percent of all citizens' savings accounts could be confiscated and paid to the government because of their shortage of funds. This was done without a law or a vote. The people's accounts were frozen so they could not draw from them.

I believe Adolf Hitler contrived something like this decades ago, and eventually confiscated their owned real estate as well. The rest is history.

Millions of Jews were led into the "showers" (they were told) that were actually gas chambers to murder them.

The human psyche wants to believe in their leaders, but they could become vulnerable to all kinds of treachery. Trust is admirable, but when will it end?

- Shirley A. Lind, Schererville

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