reply to post by mclarenmp4
Germany you say. I find your logic one-sided. I understand once your hired you cannot be fired??? What's up with that?
You ignore the immigrantion issues of Europe/Germany. The food and fuel issues that the US doesn't have no matter the "economics".
A debt load in the Euro-zone equal to if not worse than the US. Base resources long expended. All the positives of Germany are an indirect benefit of
a US military presence for around three generations,at US expense of course.
Your comment re free and prisons sounds like outright anti-US rhetoric. "Freedom" is choice, your choices are yours, make bad ones and your going to
jail. Apparently, lots of bad "choices' in the US.
You like socialism? Fine. The price of that socialism is freedom. The top "corporation", the Gov't, decides how much and how long.... on pretty
I will agree some socialism is a good thing, small communities, perhaps as big as state level, after that, it goes downhill fast.
Frankly, the Europeans should be grateful the US wasn't inclined to socialism, the US probably wouldn't have been in the position to "assist" as
effectively in the two world wars.
When I look at the emmigration to both the US and Canada that continues to this day from Europe, it suggests there's a lot of Euros not too happy
with the homeland either.
My post was more spoof than anything, but there is some truth in it. The US may not be the best country in the world any more, if ever, although the
standards and measurement of that are pretty subjective, If I had to put odds on who has the best chance to turn this world-wide situation around and
rebound strongly, it's the US.
Be it isolationist with an immediate withdrawl from the WTO and a 10-30% tariff on imports, it can be turned around pretty fast. Not even Ron Paul has
the guts to say it. Of course that would have a huge negative impact on the rest of the world's enconomy. Yet, the US is painted as the evil ones,
maybe it's time to live up to those expectations.....