Should the U.S. Copy Europe?

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    What a ridiculous question.

    Should We Copy Europe?
    by Walter E. Williams, Human Events
    November 22, 2006

    Some Americans look to European countries such as France, Germany and its Scandinavian neighbors and suggest that we adopt some of their economic policies. I agree, we should look at Europe for the lessons they can teach us. Dr. Daniel Mitchell, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, does just that in his paper titled "Fiscal Policy Lessons from Europe."

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18143
     
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    If that's how you want to live.....then you should move, and go live over there..........

    BYE.............:cheers2:

    Don't let the door hit ya.........:p:
     
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    Go back and read the post again, Steph. Did you miss the sentence above the article's title? And in no way can it be implied that Dr. Williams is saying "Yes, the U.S. should copy Europe."
     
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    My parents are from Italy. My father, especially, used to believe that things were somehow better in Italy, America was full of greedy people, even the television shows were more wholesome and family oriented.

    I used to tell him that things weren't so rosy in Italy and that Socialist economic policies were ruining the place, but to no avail. He remembered the Italy of his childhood back in the 1940s and 1950s.

    A couple of years ago, my parents went to Italy for a few weeks to visit relatives and friends. When they came back, they told me, among other things, how many people didn't have jobs in Italy and how expensive everything was over there (gasoline was something like $5 a gallon or more). I said, "I told you so".

    You know, ever since then, my father hasn't said much about how great Italy is....

    It's just like Tom Wolfe said .... You never can go home again. :cry:
     
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    Your my bud AA.......
    Yes I do read the whole article,, but the total gist is enough for me........

    That's just me......
    But you can never convince me, that the European model is the way.........;)
     
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    Why would we want to take our roaring economy, and flush it down the toilet?

    Europes economy is in the pits and its workers are spoiled brats

    Look at France and you will see "workers" who do not want to work, and a government that offers cradle to grave handouts.

    I know this sounds like heaven to US libs, but it is a disaster for the people paying the bill
     
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    I admit I snickered as the thugs in Paris rioted for nearly a week over having to work a 40 hour week

    The workers are lazy and do not have to produce to keep their jobs
     
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    If idle hands are the Devil's Workshop
    The French ought to be teaching Shop Class
     
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    Q. Why do we need France on our side against Saddam and Osama?

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    Anyone see the French Military Rifle on eBay? It's never been shot and only dropped once!
     

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