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Angela Merkel best leader left in developed world?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by crusha, May 19, 2012.

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  1. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Or is she the _only_ leader left?


    And anyway - when did "growth" become a synonym for "massive wasteful government spending?"


    Personally, I hope she and her countrymen ram it so far up the grimy, socialist Greeks' asses, that it gives them a tonsil-ache.
     
  2. Rick Barker

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    Tells you just how much trouble we are in whenever a majority of European leaders agre with our President and the omly one with any sense is a minority in thought. She is the only one thinking correctly.
     
  3. birdogs

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    When the Germans get tired of supporting the lazy Europeans in other countries, they will be villified as being selfish. Why should they bust their asses working while the Greeks, Spaniards and Italians get a month's vacation and retire at 60 or less? Go Ms. Merkel! Get Germany out of the EU7 and watch the Euro and the "Union" collapse. It was a stupid idea anyway but it worked for a while as long as they got someone else to pay for it
     
  4. crusha

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    The Germans have a lot of those same benefits, too. The difference is, they worked hard to develop an economy that could support it. The Greeks and others don't seem to realize you can't support that standard of living with an economy of tourism and candle-dipping shops.



    But hey...many Americans seem to think we can do it with an economy of Social Media IPOs and video-game programmers, so who's the dumb ones here? (How many smartphones do we have to import, to become a world power again? Let me know when we get there - I have a special beer I'm saving for the occasion).
     
  5. ljutic73

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    She has bigger balls that any of the other European leaders. I think we need to allow Greece, France and Spain to fail. They (the citizens) don't want to be bailed out. FINE!!! And when they've gone back to using their own currencies they can learn that you have to pay your taxes if you expect your government to provide services. And then don't elect an Obama type leader who thinks you can spend your way out of the mess you're in....JMHO...
     
  6. porky

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    The thing that I want to know is how closely related to the arms manufacturer is Angels Merkel?? (Is she pro or anti-gun?) Being Germany, they are pretty strict about those things. The only way the arms manufacturers make money is to have conflicts in the world and manufacture arms to meet the needs for the different sides of the conflicts.
     
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