Typical right wing nut reply. Answers a question that does not exist in the comment he is replying to. Off on another adventures of illusions with eyes closed. Leaving the rest of us to increasing substance and facts to the threads that these Tea addicts can not fathom. Illuminating their dysfunctional ideology which is not worthy of any form of authority. Back to the herd with them as the Fox keeps nipping at their hoofs.<quoted text>
Bush isn't president, you stinky vagina/bumhole cleaner.
Now lets observe how austerity can be viewed for the failure that it is. Observe the pyramid structure that it produces.
Austerity harsh profits and its potential failure illuminated.
We now can observe the demise of austerity in Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel is preaching austerity to their neighbors all the while loosening the purse strings in Germany, to address, a first in its history, minimum wage of $11.50, equal pensions for both the East And West, equal pay for women, tax increases on the affluent, infrastructure funding, education, energy and higher child care.
Ms. Merkel has taken advantage of the undervalued euro, increasing their “EXPORTS” at the cost to their neighbors loses. Greece, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal have carried the cost burden of the austerity of Germany. Alas now a growing rebellion against austerity amongst the VOTERS of these nations is exposing how Germany prospered at their lost.
They bore huge unemployment to their youth and lost of tax revenue. Lost of EXPORTS stifling their ports of profits. Germany on the other hand prospered. Record employment paid for their welfare systems. Debt has soared since 2000 at about 80% of their GDP which is far less than what the USA, France and the UK experienced.
Now Ms. Merkel is facing more than $100 Billion euro’s or $135 Billion over the next 15 years to repair its stock of roads, bridges and railroads. This with a workforce at present of 42 million paying taxes. Their national average of births has declined to 1.4 children. Insufficient for replacement rate of 2.1. Child Care systems will require additional financial attention.
Now their neighbors scorn how Germany has taken advantage of them. The EU is coming under attack for reform.
Political scientist Roberto d’Alimonte of Luiss Guido Carli University has no doubts that Germany will have to pay restitution for the damage it has bestowed upon its neighbors. Not to do so would erode Germany’s standing.
“What place in history can Germany have without Europe? A community of values has to include also some kind of solidarity. Because without that, it will not