Oh Gee, Mainstream EU Media Just Wakes Up

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    score another 'crisis' under discussion for the past year by the blogosphere.

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5008633-102273,00.html

     
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    and the libs, that want us to be like Europe, are bitch'n cuz our government spending (deficit) is just around 4% of GDP..... go figure.
     
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    This is the mess Communism and socialism leave you in. Thank God for our Freedom.
     
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    I found a site that really illustrates Germany's predicament.

    http://medienkritik.typepad.com/blog/2004/09/schroeders_spd_.html

    It seems more and more youth voters in particular are turning to extremist parties instead of the SPD and CDU. The party with the biggest percentage gains last election? The neo-nazi party. It recieved 4% of the vote in one state, just shy of the 5% needed for it to become part of the state legislature :eek2:
     
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    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11457

    Got it first! LOL Good enough for two threads! :beer:
     
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    doh! :slap:
     
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    The UI benefit period alone has no time limits. They start out with 60% of their wages for 32 months, then it drops to a little over half, with no time limit. That sounds almost to good to true. I can see how someone would want to ride that gravey train to the very end of the line!

    Germany has also violated EU restrictions on public spending, without paying heavy fines that have been imposed on less powerful member countries (France has done this too). That's really funny when you look at their welfar and UI systems, who could afford that?
     
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    The question, "Who are we to offer patronizing criticism of the U.S., where the system WORKS?", seems to have never occurred to these folks. Now, it's barrelling toward them like an oncoming train.
     
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    Is it any wonder why they sound like spoiled brats?? 32 months is overly generous. taking less than a 10% cut for a virtual life time of benefits is unfathomable - that's like winning the lottery "WooHooo, I lost my job!! Now were set for life".

    There was a time in Ontario when you only need to work for two or three weeks to qualify for unemployment benefits. Those days are long gone, as people tended to take advantage of it. :wtf:
     
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    I said pretty much this same thing in another thread, but it applies here as well:

    To the everlasting fury and befuddlement of socialists, people insist on being human.
     

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