I just had this discussion in real life, earlier today, and the same conclusion was reached. (re: Germany & our defense budget).
We also touched on Germany's more stringent immigration policies helping, as well.
But the separate issue that blows me away is: America's manufacturing is ~10% of GDP, while Germany's is ~43%! Ours is still falling, there's is growing! Growing well!
What the hey are they doing, that we're not???
Tax payer money going to good use certainly has *some* conservatives and libertarians all riled up, I see.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
They keep on trying to solve issues of National importance with local half-measures.
Ok, free meals for children sounds good for a candidate's promises, and it would definitely help to win votes.
Ok, it can be called an improvement of Baltimores' poor economy, but how it will help blacks to get rid of their way of thinking?
It seems officials don't understand that ANY bonus won with riots is unconstitutional.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville