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    Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

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    I say no, **** the EU.


    Perhaps this is one of the reasons the media made a big deal out Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law other than their opposition to any anti-illegal immigration law. To distract us while the clowns in office want to give EU 50 billion.


    Rep. Pence: US Taxpayers Should Not Have to Bail Out Greece or European Union Nations


    Rep. Mike Pence tells Newsmax it’s not the “proper role” for American taxpayers to help bail out a European country any more than it’s proper to expect Europe to bail out a fiscally strapped U.S. state.

    The Indiana Republican warns that taxpayers could be stuck with a $50 billion tab for a broad European bailout. And he says that voters can begin the process of repealing Obamacare by voting in a Republican majority in Congress this year.


    US Exposure to EU Bailout: $50 Billion and Counting - Yahoo! Finance

    US taxpayers could be on the hook for $50 billion or more as part of the European debt bailout, which is likely to be a close cousin to the strategy used to rescue the American financial system.
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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    We can definitely help by actively increasing our export purchases where we can. We should NOT hand them money without a commodity in return.
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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    What effect will a bankrupt EU have on the US economy and can we make a profit off it?

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What effect will a bankrupt EU have on the US economy and can we make a profit off it?
    A bankrupt EU can't spend on national defense and would leave us in a position to finally shut France up for good.

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    A bankrupt EU can't spend on national defense and would leave us in a position to finally shut France up for good.
    I was more concerned about potentially losses in some of our exports hurting our industries. But even if France was bankrupt, I am willing to bet that they will somehow pony up the cash for cultural projects such as their national institute which controls the language (forgot the name of it) and hiring fashion designers to design uniforms for their police.

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    I was against American taxpayers bailing out America. You can imagine how I feel about us bailing out Europe.

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    They're making my stocks go down. I don't like them, so **** bailing them out.

    Plus, I didn't think we should bail out our own country's businesses. Why in the HELL would I be okay bailing out another country's?

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    I guess the big question is...did they help us with our bail out? If they did, then maybe we owe them one. If they didn't, though, **** 'em.

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    I'm no fan of bailing anyone out, but I can clearly see the imprint of Dirk Gently's philosophy on all of this.

    In today's global economy, the fundamental interconnectedness of all things exists. Don't know what we can do about it at this point in the game, but I do believe there's a potentially disastrous systemic risk to consider.

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    Re: Should American tax payers help bailout EU?

    It does not look like it will be the American tax payer?

    The US exposure to the European debt bailout could be at least $50 billion, but the chance of taxpayers actually being on the hook for that appears remote. - US Exposure to EU Bailout Is Big But Risk Is Limited
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