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Europe's Wishes Came True

C. R.4 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:30 AM
Again, don't blame Bush because the Demos were in control of Congress and pushed the decision. Demo controlled Congress would not agree to any of his push for avoiding the housing debacle. Stop going back in history and see how we can change our future without Obama and his takeover of America going into outright communism and his dictatorship. Been there, done that and don't want it here!

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...