ARTICLE 7 by Antonio Lubrano
Some have it all and some nothing
The pension reform has returned to dominating the daily newspaper headlines. There are some in the world of Italian politics who want it now, by supporting it the economic emergency makes it necessary, and those who yell not to touch the pensions.
While nearby Switzerland swims - it has to be said - in gold. They have in fact 1,300 tons of the most famous metal in the world, which represents the surplus of the reserve of the Central Bank, and a referendum was appropriately declared: dear citizens, what should we do: transfer this gold to the national pensions treasury or give it to a humanitarian organisation? In both cases - favouring their elderly or helping those in need - the Swiss would have shown admirable solidarity. Well, the majority of Swiss people rejected both projects.
Do you understand? We haven't a penny and we want to reform the pensions system, and they have gold and won't strengthen their pensions fund. It's true, as they say in Naples "O Signore manna "o ppane a chi nun tene "e riente..(The Lord provides bread for those with no teeth).