Putin: USA is "Parasite" on Global Economy

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    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.

    "They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy," Putin told the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi while touring its lakeside summer camp some five hours drive north of Moscow.

    Putin says U.S. is parasite on global economy | Reuters
     
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    Ahh yes the view from the other side of the coin on US globalization.
    And is pretty spot on as well.


    We must learn to live with less.
     
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    Coming from Putin this means nothing.
    The world has benefited from America for decades in almost every way imaginable.
    All Putin is doing is once again throwing in the comment that the dollar shouldn't be the global currency...at best all he is doing is jerking himself off.
     
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    And thus the problem.

    Americans love to have stuff.

    And when they cant get it on their own or they opt not toget it on their own, they want the government to give it to them.

    If I opted to not get flood insurance becuase I preferred to spend that 4K a year on a boat......do I have the right to complain if the government doesnt bail me out when a flood hits?

    (like the use of words there? Boat, flood, bail me out.....)
     
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    However...he speaks the truth.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    And a weather forecaster who predicts sunny days 365 days a year is right about 50% of the time.
     
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    Oh boy. A new hero for the wingnuts.

    Vladimir Putin. :clap2:

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