After all the attempts of Greek prime minister to get a loan from Germany and other countries which failed miserably, the Greek government decided to announce a series of public-sector workers' pay cuts that would help the situation a little.
Most of the workers in the aging Greek working class are in the public sector as the country has been under a socialist type of government for many years with the most notable turns to socialism those of during the 80s. Today's prime minister's father, Andreas Papandreou was the prime minister at the time when he decided to turn Greece in to a socialist state with a Capitalist internal structure.
The result of today's strike was to stop the country's beating heart that moved the entire economy. What happened was that a series of events initiating a chain reaction which managed to shake Wall Street for good bringing the market to its knees.
The story goes like this.
First the trucks gathered in the custom's in the Greek borders could not move as the public workers on strike did not stamp the appropriate agreements between the truckers and the Greek police to limit the number of the illegal immigrants hidden in the truck to 1.34 illegal immigrants per tone on every truck weighting more than 4.67 tones.
The merchandise, mostly fruit that will reach the German borders and then get sent back as Germans dont want any fruit that has been grown with the use of hormones, started rusting and thus it became totally useless. The illegal immigrants could not suffer any longer inside the back of the trucks as the result of that, and of course the money they carried from the mafias of the countries of their origin could not enter or leave Greece so it could enter the appropriate "money laundry". It is estimated that approximately 569 trillion euros of illegal cash and other precious artifacts stolen from museums and private collections were left inside the truck with all the fruits in decomposition.
Several investors as a direct result of that could not cover their needs in cash and had to withdraw money from the banks their savings were deposited and some of them either got killed in weird accidents or completely disappeared. Rumor has it that it was due to their owing money to some criminals. The legal transactions they were dealing with on daily basis were delayed until their inheritance was passed to their relatives. On top of that several billions of euros were spent in cosmetic operations as the wifes and the mistresses of the diseased were pulling each others' hair and tried to scratch each others' faces when the lawyers were reading passages from the diseaseds' wills that mentioned "all my fortune goes to my beloved ones who gave me all that explosive joy during the time we spent together" or similar expressions.
The global economy received a huge hit on its guts and three days after the president's Obama statement "We can not sustain our way of living without the prompt function of mafia and other criminal organizations and it seems that the little glitch brought us in front of a dead end" all the illegal money investors in Wall Street liquidized their investments bringing the US economy to its knees.