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European Splintering Escalates: Dutch Government Falls; Slovakia Government Collapsed in March; Czech Government Collapse Coming Right Up

DockyWocky Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 10:43 AM
Gee. Wouldn't it be great if our government simply collapsed like one of those European Socialist paradise governments. Everyone goes home, and not business of government gets done until the new elections. No such luck for us infidel Yankee dogs. We have to put up with and continue paying the salaries and perks for our worthless government types while they haven't done squat for us, or anyone else for almost 4 years now except spend money and slam us deeper in debt.
Scott853 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 4:11 PM
No, it wouldn't be great. But the fault is in us, "we have met the enemy, and they is us"..we keep electing the panderers, the promisers, the welfare queen enablers. We are blessed to be able to periodically, right on schedule, toss the bums out, and yet we keep sending the same big spenders, Republican and Democrat, back. For once I would love to hear a politician reply to the question, "what should the government do?" the following, "Nothing". But then I would probably die of a heart attack from the shock.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 2:05 PM
I agree Scott. It's especially important to vote in the primaries. Otherwise the choice will be between two big government candidates like it looks like we'll have in 2012 for president. Romney increased spending by 32% and debt by 52% during his term as governor. About the same as Obama. That's not a lot of difference on spending and we have a choice between two big government candidates as a result.

Not knowing what Mitt etch-a-sketch will do, I believe Republicans who vote for him are doing the same thing that those who voted for Obama did. Why they're Hoping Mitt will Change to become a fiscal conservative.

The Netherlands government has officially collapsed in a dispute over austerity measures. Elections likely in September. Meanwhile, the Czech government is also on the verge of collapse, for the same reason: austerity measures.

The Financial Times reports Dutch government falls over budget talks

The Dutch governing coalition collapsed on Saturday when far-right politician Geert Wilders pulled out of budget cut talks, saying it was not in the Netherlands’ interest to meet the deficit limit of three per cent imposed by the new European fiscal pact.

EU-imposed austerity measures have cost leaders in southern European countries, including Greece, Italy and Spain, their...