From what I can see, and this is probably wrong, is that if Greece does not fix itself the EU will kick them out of the Union by themselves.
If America had some sort of push like this maybe they would be more serious in their attempts of fixing the economy.
Take Illinois for example, we built tolls decades ago to pay for roads and other initiatives. We then proceeded to sell those tolls and even Chicago parking to outside companies for a quick buck. Pensions rise, disability persists, debt piles up. We have no consequences that really matter. Next we will sell our national parks mineral rights to china or something. Anything before we are actually held responsible for our financial missteps.
Voting does not help, they are all bastards who we elect.
Stimulus packages do not help.
Surpluses do not help.
What will help? Sure unemployment is down, minimum wage jobs are raising their pay limits and the stock market is skipping along nicely. It's a deception, we are still drowning!