Not the people...it is potbelly true the have been spoiled by there generous pass governments with such generous social programs....but who is to blame for that. In any Democracy
the norm for any party to be elected it must have a majority of the voters on there side and n order to do this they must give or promise a better life and a better standard of living for country.
Well when Greece joined the EU it must be remember that this country of 11m was very poor now with union with rich countries like Germany and France they now had access for capital they could have never access before...so why not take advantage.
Now who is ready and will to take advantage of this situation...THE BANKS of course....I am not referring to so called Government finance banks like the IMF and others...it's private Banks...there greed knowing that Greece with there Government's poor record on collecting taxes could not possible be able to repaid there Loan obligation....so why did they loan the money?
They new that if the Greek Government could not pay then could ask and receive help from other members institution such as the IMF and other backed Government financial institution. Now these private banks have there loans payed back with interest. It's Greeks owe other EU members.
It's sad but this is how the World financial market works....it's greed pure an simple. It must be rembered that above all we must not upset our quest for that god amity dollar for it's what makes the world go around.