It is not so much that political leaders are opposed to helping the people they represent, and some will help, but only if it does not interfere with their personal agenda.
There are few who watch even the Lame Stream Media that are not aware of the impending collapse of the Euro, and I cannot help but recall the Titanic. Frightened passenger were told not to worry, there would be plenty of room on the life boats. All the while, knowledgeable crewmen, well aware of the true danger were fleeing the vessel in half empty boats. History is about to repeat itself.