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    Default the Greek economy

    thoughts on the shit going down?

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    So 2010.

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    yeah guys the latest hot scene outta europe is france's new socialist president!

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    Cool maybe?

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    He'll fail.

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    Or succeed in uniting Europe and becoming the emperor of the French empire.

    its happened twice, and maybe more if you include French Kings

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    yes because socialism has historically done so badly in europe

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    In other news, Switzerland with its capitalist society, non-interventionalist policies, and free trade agreements has been privy to low unemployment and has the most wealth per capita of all nations. They have also been regularly reporting a budget surplus.

    Fuck socialism.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    switzerland has a great welfare system

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    actually i might be thinking of sweden

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    In other, other news, Kansas has just passed an anti-abortion bill that has doctors tell women that abortions cause breast cancer.

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    woooo go america

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    The article even had a guy admit that he didn't even read the bill ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    actually i might be thinking of sweden
    You're thinking of Sweden. Although the 90s bit them in the ass for their deficit spending and they acknowledge lower taxes, deregulation, privatization, and an explosion in the I.T. sector for their recovery. Their economy is more or less stable with their massive welfare programs but their society is also markedly different. These are after all the people that think that owning anything expensive is repulsively gaudy, being rude is worse than most misdemeanors, and who queue in lines as a hobby.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    I really don't like the Swiss. Fuckin' Nazis.

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    Socialism in Greece is a joke... The Swedish actually pay for the social services their government provides... the Greeks don't. They want the nice services that go with it, but they evade taxes like crazy and hardly work (many shops in Athens close for the day by 2 pm, and at the very latest 5 o'clock). It's no wonder Greece ran out of money; they were never putting any into the system to pay for anything in the first place. They only got accepted into the EU in the first place and hid their dire financial straits for as long as they did because the previous government fudged their financial data.

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    Yeah, filthy liberals. But seriously Walrus, this is so 2010.

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    Greek elections say otherwise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCheetah View Post
    In other news, Switzerland with its capitalist society, non-interventionalist policies, and free trade agreements has been privy to low unemployment and has the most wealth per capita of all nations. They have also been regularly reporting a budget surplus.

    Fuck socialism.
    but how can this be, switzerland has job killing mandatory health care and a 25% rate of unionization

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    I don't hate unions, I hate overbearing unions. The Swiss unions have had a longstanding amiable relationship with business management and labor disagreements are few and far between. Also, the mandatory healthcare legislation they're using is functional and was not written by liberals slapping their dicks on a keyboard for a year.
    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein

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    yeah because people in europe can just embrace socialism because they realize it works. liberals had to slap their dicks on keyboards because conservatives wouldnt let a sensible health care plan such as the very functional ones and switzerland and the rest of europe pass.

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    Hahaha slapping dicks on keyboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCheetah View Post
    You're thinking of Sweden. Although the 90s bit them in the ass for their deficit spending and they acknowledge lower taxes, deregulation, privatization, and an explosion in the I.T. sector for their recovery. Their economy is more or less stable with their massive welfare programs but their society is also markedly different. These are after all the people that think that owning anything expensive is repulsively gaudy, being rude is worse than most misdemeanors, and who queue in lines as a hobby.
    at least the girls are hot

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    Oh Rayne.

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    i dont get how people try to say that social welfare programs work better in european countries because the "societies are different." it really doesnt make any sense. you can say their being smaller plays a role because the programs are more manageable. also i love how its usually PATRIOTIC CONSERVATIVES(rc not included here, just a generalization) who say this. "social welfare works better in europe because their societies are just a lot better than ours. also america is the best."

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