In Europe, as opposed to the U.S., social safety net softens the slump

May 7, 2009 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.msnbc.msn.com

While economic forecasts are just as dire on this continent as in the United States, Germany’s citizens — and, indeed, most across western Europe — can count on a broad government safety net that includes generous unemployment checks, universal healthcare and inexpensive university education to tide them over.

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It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.

Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.

We live in a hellishly selfish country.

I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?

...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!

the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.

that is very very very unlike the average American

When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point

America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)

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Who pays for this??..some body has to pay!
Of course MSNBC likes to sell this socialist life ,in their fanatical support for Obama's projected socialist views for this to happen in America!.

The Socials "Keepers" have the "Lab Rats " the populations in well taken care of cages...will take care of you!..Just Drink Prune juice Don't worry Be Happy.While they strip you of your individuality,and freedoms of choice.

This is Communist China,never forget that...The USA,copying the likes of the Chinks??...Hell they almost own us already!!

If the well trained Lab rats like this,well follow the Pied Piper1..If you do not like this..throw them out of town...Stop complaining and start voting!

Many monkey faces,and who's who already are a burden to working people,would be like "PIGS IN SHIT" in that everment.

So DA WORKERS,,will provide for DA NON WORKERS...soon da Workers will say,Screw this..its my money they are talking to give it to the inherently unproductive people.

Our answer is not this Obama Utopia,with all drinking the Obama Prune juice, or rolling in the fields of Poppies looking for OZ...but rather How Do Ya Get People Their Jobs Back??.......

After all the pipe dreams,the Harvard , elitist bull shit,its the Jobs.Not wealthy egghead Pie in the sky Schemes!!

If we are working ,the social programs already in place.. work!

We ,the once envy of Europe ,now want to imitate those losers???..More Prune Juice here!!

ITS THE JOBS STUPID!!
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Well it certainly doesn't hurt that German's have 2-1/2 MORE times SAVINGS per capita than Americans. Job loss isn't so bad with unemployment and a little in the bank.

http://www.gza.ch/content/10/downloads/imd_gd...

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Alan Cozzi wrote:
It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.
Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.
We live in a hellishly selfish country.
I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?
...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!
the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.
that is very very very unlike the average American
When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point
America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)
The Germans are waiting for Americans to spend themselves into a hole again so they can sell to the people we buy from.
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As for your obsession with racism, I guess you are one on the receiving end of any aid given.

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Eleanor wrote:
Well it certainly doesn't hurt that German's have 2-1/2 MORE times SAVINGS per capita than Americans. Job loss isn't so bad with unemployment and a little in the bank.
http://www.gza.ch/content/10/downloads/imd_gd...
We save the Germans billions by allowing them to have minimal defense forces.
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We have done this for years and keep in mind for decades we would have shipped 100,000's of our military people over to protect them in case the Soviet Union attacked central Europe.
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When we needed them in Afghanistan, they waffled and tried to beg off.
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I am glad liberal Americans have such appreciation for our great European "friend".
Seeking truth

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Alan Cozzi wrote:
It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.
Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.
We live in a hellishly selfish country.
I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?
...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!
the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.
that is very very very unlike the average American
When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point
America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)
So true. The pretend "Christian" thing really bugs me the most. It's human nature to be greedy, but it isn't Christ-like.
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Eleanor wrote:
Well it certainly doesn't hurt that German's have 2-1/2 MORE times SAVINGS per capita than Americans. Job loss isn't so bad with unemployment and a little in the bank.
http://www.gza.ch/content/10/downloads/imd_gd...
It helps when you can make more interest on bank deposits. Given your link, I wonder what the interest paid in Luxembourg is.

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Who pays for this??..some body has to pay!
Of course MSNBC likes to sell this socialist life ,in their fanatical support for Obama's projected socialist views for this to happen in America!.
The Socials "Keepers" have the "Lab Rats " the populations in well taken care of cages...will take care of you!..Just Drink Prune juice Don't worry Be Happy.While they strip you of your individuality,and freedoms of choice.
This is Communist China,never forget that...The USA,copying the likes of the Chinks??...Hell they almost own us already!!
If the well trained Lab rats like this,well follow the Pied Piper1..If you do not like this..throw them out of town...Stop complaining and start voting!
Many monkey faces,and who's who already are a burden to working people,would be like "PIGS IN SHIT" in that everment.
So DA WORKERS,,will provide for DA NON WORKERS...soon da Workers will say,Screw this..its my money they are talking to give it to the inherently unproductive people.
Our answer is not this Obama Utopia,with all drinking the Obama Prune juice, or rolling in the fields of Poppies looking for OZ...but rather How Do Ya Get People Their Jobs Back??.......
After all the pipe dreams,the Harvard , elitist bull shit,its the Jobs.Not wealthy egghead Pie in the sky Schemes!!
If we are working ,the social programs already in place.. work!
We ,the once envy of Europe ,now want to imitate those losers???..More Prune Juice here!!
ITS THE JOBS STUPID!!
Not LOW-PAYING jobs, STUPID. With the Republican dream of low-paying jobs, there can be no SAVINGS and no SOCIAL SAFETY NET.

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I was under the impression unless you can prove your German heritage you do not receive benefits from the government. Am I wrong?

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FRONTERSMAN wrote:
Who pays for this??..some body has to pay!
Of course MSNBC likes to sell this socialist life ,in their fanatical support for Obama's projected socialist views for this to happen in America!.
The Socials "Keepers" have the "Lab Rats " the populations in well taken care of cages...will take care of you!..Just Drink Prune juice Don't worry Be Happy.While they strip you of your individuality,and freedoms of choice.
This is Communist China,never forget that...The USA,copying the likes of the Chinks??...Hell they almost own us already!!
If the well trained Lab rats like this,well follow the Pied Piper1..If you do not like this..throw them out of town...Stop complaining and start voting!
Many monkey faces,and who's who already are a burden to working people,would be like "PIGS IN SHIT" in that everment.
So DA WORKERS,,will provide for DA NON WORKERS...soon da Workers will say,Screw this..its my money they are talking to give it to the inherently unproductive people.
Our answer is not this Obama Utopia,with all drinking the Obama Prune juice, or rolling in the fields of Poppies looking for OZ...but rather How Do Ya Get People Their Jobs Back??.......
After all the pipe dreams,the Harvard , elitist bull shit,its the Jobs.Not wealthy egghead Pie in the sky Schemes!!
If we are working ,the social programs already in place.. work!
We ,the once envy of Europe ,now want to imitate those losers???..More Prune Juice here!!
ITS THE JOBS STUPID!!
I've been to these countries you hypnotized propaganda victim.

The standard of living, cleanliness, safety and security are something we could learn a great great deal from.

But, like most Americans, you would rather we all suffer under uber-wealthy elites than force us all to share the burden.

I've been to those places, I've lived in those coutries, my children were born in "evil socialist" hospitals.

I CAN TELL YOU WITH ALL CERTAINTY, YOU HAVE BEEN HYPNOTIZED BY THOSE WITH LOTS TO LOOSE BY SHARING.

duh, the elite dont' want to give up any money THAT IS THE ONLY REASON WE CANT DO IT HERE, SELFISHNESS

WE CAN'T DO IT HERE BECAUSE OUR LEADERSHIP IS VILE UNHUMAN MONEY PURSUING MACHINES... FFS, ONE OF OUR BIGGEST SLOGANS IS "GREED IS GOOD" <== THAT IS WHY THIS PLACE SUCKS FOR THE MAJORITY OF US. MANY OF THE VERY VICTIMS OF THE SYSTEM DEFEND IT AND EMBRACE THE VERY IDIOLOGY THAT IS KEEPING US DOWN.

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We save the Germans billions by allowing them to have minimal defense forces.
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We have done this for years and keep in mind for decades we would have shipped 100,000's of our military people over to protect them in case the Soviet Union attacked central Europe.
.
When we needed them in Afghanistan, they waffled and tried to beg off.
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I am glad liberal Americans have such appreciation for our great European "friend".
We are there as an occupational force, not as a favor, duh.

Further, our international businesses benefit WILDLY from our overseas military presence.

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Alan Cozzi wrote:
It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.
Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.
We live in a hellishly selfish country.
I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?
...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!
the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.
that is very very very unlike the average American
When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point
America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)
move to europe.

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Alan Cozzi wrote:
It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.
Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.
We live in a hellishly selfish country.
I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?
...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!
the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.
that is very very very unlike the average American
When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point
America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)
and take that moron from detroit with you.

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We are there as an occupational force, not as a favor, duh.
Further, our international businesses benefit WILDLY from our overseas military presence.
Germany benefits far more then we do.
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Let Germany pay for it's own defense, and if they do not wish to, well, let them learn Russian.

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I CAN TELL YOU WITH ALL CERTAINTY, YOU HAVE BEEN HYPNOTIZED BY THOSE WITH LOTS TO LOOSE BY SHARING.
duh, the elite dont' want to give up any money THAT IS THE ONLY REASON WE CANT DO IT HERE, SELFISHNESS
I have found all too many times those who complain about selfishness are pretty selfish themselves.
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Their generosity is based more on the earning ability of others than their own.
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Kind of like Germany and it's approach to defense.

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So true. The pretend "Christian" thing really bugs me the most. It's human nature to be greedy, but it isn't Christ-like.
yeah, American Christian is such an oxymoron!

("Share?! ah don' care if sharin' is Christlike, ah ain't sharing nuthin' with no shine!" they are sooooo hateful here)

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Germany benefits far more then we do.
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Let Germany pay for it's own defense, and if they do not wish to, well, let them learn Russian.
We pounded them into dust not very long ago. Many of those soldiers are still alive to tell you about it. We are there to remind Europe what sort of shit not to pull again.

And NO, Germany does not benefit more. WE have a deep foothold in another country on another continent.

Only someone of remarkable military and historical ignorance could miss the INCREDIBLE value of that. ie, you
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Well the only thing that is a safety net is ourself. It will not prove to be wise if we depend on uncle sam to take care of us. A person needs to take care of himself.
follow this link, this might be helpful.
http://rszpak.webprosperity.com/
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We pounded them into dust not very long ago. Many of those soldiers are still alive to tell you about it. We are there to remind Europe what sort of shit not to pull again.
And NO, Germany does not benefit more. WE have a deep foothold in another country on another continent.
Only someone of remarkable military and historical ignorance could miss the INCREDIBLE value of that. ie, you
Noam Chomsky fan eh?....patience my friend...your socialist government will take you where you want to go soon enough...

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Alan Cozzi wrote:
It must be nice to live in an enlightened compassionate culture.
Too bad so very very many in the US are selfish hicks and assholes who would die before they see their taxes go to help someone of a different color.
We live in a hellishly selfish country.
I mean think about it, one of our idiologies biggest sloagans is: "Greed is good" How fucking evil and shortsighted does a country need to be before a slogan like that is acceptable?
...and we call ourselves a Christian country, WHAT A JOKE!!!!
the Christ made a point of helping the Samaritan, Samaritans were the ni##$%, sp#$, wo$, ki$# of his day. Yeshua still helped.
that is very very very unlike the average American
When you talk about charity or helping your fellow man in this dump, you will immediately here some selfish fuckhole conservative yell some racist bullshit instead of helping ....then he will go to church on sunday and not get the point
America = greedy selfish fucks who can't play team ball (angry generalization, I know, but a very timely good point about our culture none-the-less)
Perhaps you should move to Europe?

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