To say that Berlusconi is a socialist is akin to saying Stalin and Hitler were freedom-loving democrats. Berlusconi owns over 3/4 of the Italian media, and multiple companies. He is anti-union to the core. You don't know very much about this sort of thing, do you? Conservative gov'ts are in power in Germany and the UK at the present time. You keep blasting Unions, Rogue(and yes, they often deserve to be blasted, but not 100⅜), but have the unions made West European countries in worst financial shape than say, the US? You want to check out the per capita debt of these countries and compare it to yours, just for the hell of it? Try it.Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
"but one woman dressed up as President Barack Obama"
OMG, did they do that?
Woman describes Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' parties
By COLLEEN BARRY | Associated Press –
First of all, only in Italy could Berlusconi be confused with a conservative. Next, it was the Civil Trade Unions that ran the country into the red-ink well. Same thing that caused Greece, Spain, France, etc. to go into the red and the same thing Obama will do to America unless we get rid of him.
Socialism will only work until they run out of other people's MONEY!
Italy, before the advent of Berlusconi, had a coalition socialist gov't. It has managed to pare down the debt from 110% of GDP to about 102. Enters Berlusconi, a businessman at last who would right the ship of state. Oh yeah? Well, as Italy stands now, the 102% of GDP has soared into the 130%.