After Abruzzo's earthquake there is a compelling case to save money in next elections and referendum in Italy and to earmark funds for the reconstruction in Abruzzo. Actually there is also a cogent case to redefine priorities in Italy's economic and infrastructural policies to do what the country really needs but this appears too much for the present Italian's government.
3-400 millions euro of public funds could be saved and reallocated immediately for the reconstruction in Abruzzo if only the Italian government held an election day, which includes next European, administrative and referendum ballots.
However it appears that the Italian Government could have a new crisis, should an election day be held. Berlusconi’s coalition partner Northern League threatened the government if it opt for the election day. It's just a matter of mean politics calculations!
I believe that regardless the hot debate about the movie "Shooting Silvio", whose director happens also to be from Abruzzo, there might be a compelling case for shooting Silvio's government. The latter seems to care only about itself and its caste system and very little about Abruzzo's people and reconstruction after the earthquake. Italian politicians prefer to spend, that is squander, public money for their own survival rather than the survival of population hit by the earthquake.
I conclude with three considerations: a) Abruzzo's people voted in a large majority and recently for Berlusconi also in the election for the region's Governor. The winner candidate was Mr. Chiodi but Berlusconi actually campaigned for him in the regional election. b) It's difficult to justify any appeal to donate for Abruzzo when the government itself could easily save public funds in next ballots and/or reallocate funds in its public and infrastructure expenditures (it's a matter of priorities). c) Does Berlusconi's governement really care about Italy?