Since the Greeks have not been able to seal their borders and are hopelessly overtaxed by the influx of people from Asia and Africa, Germany has had to cope with rising numbers of asylum seekers. In 2011, 45,741 people applied for asylum in Germany, an 11 percent increase over the previous year. In the same period, the number of people illegally entering Germany rose by 18.6 percent to reach 21,156. This has prompted German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich to call for new restrictions on the border-free travel regime within the European Union as well as for the temporary reintroduction of border controls whenever a member state cannot sufficiently secure its borders.<quoted text>
lordy, lordy, you sure don't understand the news coming OUT of Eur about all of the upheaval they have with their immigrant and DIVERSE segments of their global populations. or, maybe that type of diversity doesn't count?
Germany has, what, 67 million? about the same as California? most Scandanavian coutries have 20-25 million or less? 90-95% of these people have been there for centuries... they have a NATIONAL, homogeneous mindset. maybe 1 in ten (or less!) think differently when it comes to social/governmantal issues. what do u think the rate of fraud is in those countries?
you are comparing lifeboats to an ocean liner... a liner with an uber-class all the way to steerage AND stowaways!
instead, compare one European country to one of our States... the EU to the USA. which union to you think will break first?
so the Chinese will die sooner? like we did, right?
the wealthy in ALL countries do the same thing: they protect THEIR monies. remember the stories about wealth leaving France? remember the folks leaving GB when they raised their income taxes back in our youth?
which tax do you think the Progressives will raise first to increase 'revenues': gas, tob or liq? how about Fed telephone fees? on those of us NOT using 'free' govt phones!lol how's THAT gonna impact the poor and Middle Class?
hurry, hurry, hurry...