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Bewbies
06-06-2012, 05:13 PM
We always hear about how we should copy what Europe is doing, especially from the left. Gov't health care etc etc.

With Europe in full on melt down mode is this an argument to more government, higher taxes, more spending and installing the left's policy ideas we will hear more of? Is it something we should keep trying?

France just followed our lead and elected a socialist, and just lowered retirement age to 60. There's also talk of a top tax rate of 75% for "the rich." (this will end well) They're broke and increasing spending (like our dear leader has done)

Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain--are they models the US should follow? Or should the US learn from what they're watching and choose a different path?

(working hard to keep up with Barackshun and Sportsshrinkage) :p

cosmo20002
06-06-2012, 05:18 PM
We always hear about how we should copy what Europe is doing, especially from the left.



FAIL.

BucEyedPea
06-06-2012, 07:02 PM
We on the path to where Europe's headed unfortunately. The European mess is going to roll up on our shores. Even Soros says it will unwind by 3 months time. But he wants more central control....when it was central control that's the problem.

BTW, speaking of Europe and wanting what they had—they never had a Glass Steagall. So why didn't they melt down over 20 years ago if that was the cause of the economic crisis here? Thinks that make you go hmmmm?

Bewbies
06-06-2012, 08:24 PM
FAIL.

I'd more likely assume you'd want 1950's Soviet Union, but to each his own..

You should do a search on here of all the posts where people point at different economies in Europe as superior to ours. They are numerous as the bread and beet lines you'd love to see filling Americas cities like good old Mother Russia.

BucEyedPea
06-06-2012, 08:28 PM
I'd more likely assume you'd want 1950's Soviet Union, but to each his own..

Sounds about right to me.