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Europe's Wishes Came True

JL36 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 8:30 AM
........and he still calls on us to emulate Spain in his actions and all the EOs he signs. I'm ready to hit the panic button, but I don't know what to do. Guess he has me where he wants all of us. UPDATE: Just now heard on America's Morning News that Spain has an unemployment rate of 55%!!!!! 1/24/13 at 7:28 AM

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...