In response to:

Debunking the Austerity Charade in Europe

RobertinNorTex Wrote: May 10, 2012 6:26 AM
Unfortunately for ordinary citizens the scale is balanced for politicians and those favored by government. Chosen artists and athletes did not suffer in Nazi Germany or the USSR. They do not suffer in other authoritarian nations They were needed to give hope to the suffering citizens. A few titles or Olympic metals made the citizens forget their hunger for a few minutes or hours. Supposedly government largess is used to control the populations for the benefit of the politicians and their favored. The Great Society was not a great society but a method to control the masses through promises not kept. Class warfare is necessary to keep control of those who want the freebies. Entitlements are no more than a governmental form of slavery.
Dan107 Wrote: May 10, 2012 9:14 AM
I don't remember seeing Politburo members waiting in the bread lines.

I wrote a detailed blog post yesterday, showing that European governments have been very reluctant to restrain the burden of government spending.

Part of the problem is that the debate in Europe is a no-win exercise, pitting proponents of higher taxes (which is largely how Europe’s political elite defines “austerity”) against proponents of higher spending (notwithstanding a long track record of failure, the Keynesians have come out of woodwork and are claiming that bigger government stimulates “growth”).

With these terrible choices, no wonder the

Related Tags: Europe