Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27

Thread: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

  1. #11
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,317

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Letting Greece go under would be far more catastrophic. What do think would happen to banks, governments (local and national) and businesses that had investments in Greece? What do you think would happen if the crisis spread to the rest of Europe (and then eventually to the rest of the world)

    Im amazed that with todays economy people genuinely believe that what happens in Greece is not going to effect the rest of the world. Furthermore i find that right-wingers on this forum are attacking policies necessary for the preservation of capitalism as we know it, and lambasting them as socialist
    They would probably go down the crapper...and that's the chance you take when you invest. The only thing a bailout will do is make it okay in the future to invest money in a losing proposition.

    Investor 1: Let's dump a buncha money into this poorly run socialist country.

    Investor 2: They're going to go belly up 'fore long.

    Investor 1: So? Someone will bail us out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  2. #12
    Libertarian socialist

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Staffs, England
    Last Seen
    12-01-17 @ 11:26 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    6,730

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They would probably go down the crapper...and that's the chance you take when you invest. The only thing a bailout will do is make it okay in the future to invest money in a losing proposition.

    Investor 1: Let's dump a buncha money into this poorly run socialist country.

    Investor 2: They're going to go belly up 'fore long.

    Investor 1: So? Someone will bail us out.
    So if you woke up one morning and you couldnt get any money from the ATM you would just think "meh, thats the risk i took"? I,l give you a hint, if banks go under, you cannot get money from banks any more. But ild agree that in the long run this way of doing things is neither sustainable or sensible,
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 05-08-10 at 05:10 PM.

  3. #13
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,317

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    So if you woke up one morning and you couldnt get any money from the ATM you would just think "meh, thats the risk i took"? I,l give you a hint, if banks go under, you cannot get money from banks any more. But ild agree that in the long run this way of doing things is neither sustainable or sensible,
    If I had voted for and believed in an entitlement government that was paying more money than it was bringing in, then I hope to God that I would, at that point, realize the error of my thinking. The Greeks made their bed, now they can lay in it.

    If your government didn't work, then you got a bailout, are you going to realize that all the entitlements are breaking the bank and change your system, or are you to go on, business as usual saying, "aww hell, someone will bail us out".
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post

    If your government didn't work, then you got a bailout, are you going to realize that all the entitlements are breaking the bank and change your system, or are you to go on, business as usual saying, "aww hell, someone will bail us out".
    If you are talking about Greece and are keeping up with the new laws they are creating, with changes in the regulations for the banking sector along with changes at about every level. So the answer would be, "change your system."

    If youre saying the EU shouldnt bail out Greece because they won't change, the evidence doesn't support that.

  5. #15
    Tavern Bartender
    Constitutionalist
    American's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    76,262

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Europe wanted to be big and bad with their Euro. Now their stuck with their decision. You wanted a union, you got a union....warts and all.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

  6. #16
    Educator Alvin T. Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Last Seen
    10-08-10 @ 07:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    839

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If I had voted for and believed in an entitlement government that was paying more money than it was bringing in, then I hope to God that I would, at that point, realize the error of my thinking. The Greeks made their bed, now they can lay in it.

    If your government didn't work, then you got a bailout, are you going to realize that all the entitlements are breaking the bank and change your system, or are you to go on, business as usual saying, "aww hell, someone will bail us out".
    No. The Germans and French did. Where do you think the debt came from in the first place?
    German and French banks. Hence the willingness to bail Greece out.
    If life gives you Melons you probably have dyslexia.

  7. #17
    Educator Alvin T. Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Dublin
    Last Seen
    10-08-10 @ 07:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    839

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Europe wanted to be big and bad with their Euro. Now their stuck with their decision. You wanted a union, you got a union....warts and all.
    Hey, you guys pay for Wyoming....
    If life gives you Melons you probably have dyslexia.

  8. #18
    Sage
    Lord Tammerlain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:39 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    10,431

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Hey, you guys pay for Wyoming....
    Wyoming isnt too bad, mostly wide open ranching territory

    Idaho, Alabama, Akr. and Mich are the warts of America
    Happy Hanukkah Cheerfull Kwanzaa
    Happy Christmas Merry New Year Festivus for the rest of us

  9. #19
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Wow... almost a TRILLION dollars....
    .
    .
    .
    .
    and NO ONE gives a crap!?!?!?!?!
    ****ing Europe's problem. What do you want me to do about it. The only thing that really sucks is that this will horribly alter the Euro's value and we trade a lot with Europe. I told them the Euro was a dumb idea, but they didn't want to listen.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  10. #20
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:57 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,741

    Re: Germany approves biggest cheque in history to save debt-swamped Greece

    ITT conservatives opposing countries making a choice to help each other.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •