If you can remember back a little while, Greece, whose nearly-half-century-old welfare state was in the process of going toes up, promised a whole bunch of austerity measures in order to guarantee fat bailouts from other countries who were nearly as broke.
Only those didn't work.
Now they're going bankrupt again, and so they're going to pass some serious austerity measures to get more loans from countries who are themselves reduced to pawning the family silver to stay afloat. And this time, these austerity measures are for real. No, honest! This time the check really is in the mail! Promise!
Meanwhile, the parasite class in Greece is clamping down on the nipple as hard as they can to keep the teat from being withdrawn. This is why it's important to wean them before they grow teeth...