Greece’s medical association has said it will expel doctors sitting in Parliament if they vote for a new package of taxes and social security contribution increases that could wipe out the livelihoods of doctors, lawyers, engineers, farmers and other vast sections of society.
Twelve doctors are members of parliament. Their votes on Sunday midnight will be reviewed on Thursday by the medical association and any doctor who voted for the bill will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for possible expulsion.
The engineering association has also threatened to expel engineers who vote for the package, including Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, from its membership.
Greece’s parliament is due to vote on pension cuts and tax increases on Sunday night amid strikes and street protests as the country risks turning into a failed state.
Instead of cutting back on generous pension supplements and other waste, the government of Alexis Tsipras is raising taxes on the section of the economy which still generates revenue, driving Greece deeper into a debt death spiral.
As businesses go bust and tax revenues decline, more tax increases and cuts will be needed.