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Europe

Greece
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Greece

I am tired of hearing on the American media about Greece and its problems.

The US media would try and have the American people believe that Greece is the cause of all their woes and that the Greek people are being unreasonable in not taking their medicine quietly.

At least Greece is trying to take medication for its problems.

Greece is deep in debt and is implicating strict austerity measures in order to try and relieve this debt. As can be expected, the Greek people are unhappy about these measures, feeling that they are perhaps too strict.

The point here is that at least they are trying to solve the problem.

The Deficit

Still Growing
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America

America is also deep in debt but instead of taking the unpopular step of trying to solve the problem, America continues to increase their debt.

Greece has little to do with the US debt: they are a minor trading partner. I know they are part of Europe, which is a major trading partner but quite rightly, Europe is trying to help Greece.

The United States is acting like a person who does not want to pay a fare and so stands by the side of the road hitch hiking. When he doesn’t get a lift, he blames his woes on the passing motorists.

Greece is like a Golf Cart to the Tow Head of America. The Golf Cart can’t pull the tow head out of the mud on its own.

Get real America and face the fact that your problems are your problems and you can’t wait for the rest of the world to solve them for you. You must take some action yourselves, after all you are the largest economy in the world and the leader of the free market and so you must take your share of the blame, for what the world economy has become.

Self Help

It is time that the politicians stopped listening to their own propaganda and got down to the real business of reducing the deficit. No longer can they afford to sit back expecting the world to do their job for them.

Let’s face it, even if the SUV of Europe got back on the road, it would still have a job pulling out the tow head, especially if the tow head keeps its brakes on.

The United States must take its own austerity measures now, alongside Europe. That way we can all pull the economy up together instead of one waiting for the other to pull them up.

This is not economic rocket science, it is time that the politicians heeded common sense [the sense of the commoners], instead of the egotistic ramblings of a few elitists.

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J Elaine 4 years ago from Northern Minnesota

When (notice I didn't say if) Greece defaults it will cause a domino effect. Carroll Quigley wrote about MAED (mutually assured economic destruction) and how it was established in his book Tragedy of Hope in 1965. This international banking system that is globally linked was by design to prevent nuclear MAD (mutually assured destruction). They all thought it was a great idea at the time, but didn't foresee the situation we're in now.

We're in for a global economic meltdown and it's just a matter of time. I hope you're prepared.


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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

diogenes -Most of what you say is true but I am not suggesting that Europe should not assist the US, just that the US should try and help themselves as well. During WW11 Britain did not just sit back doing nothing waiting for US to assist.


diogenes 4 years ago

You make some good points here, but what would Britain have said if North America had said "Your problems are your problems and you can't wait for the rest of the world to solve them" when Churchill was begging them for more help, money and arms, in the last great war?

North America has done so much for Britain. And she stands by to help us again in an emergency. We would be lost without US strength against a world turned against us and terrorism right on the doorstep. Just by being powerful and maintaining it, North America still stablizes much of the world. Fear of the USA is what keeps many with ambitions against Europe from fullfilling them.

Bob


Larry Wall 4 years ago

I will not disagree with you, at least not completely, but there are circumstances to consider. The global economy is like a house of cards right now. So one country, like Greece, can have a serious impact on the European economy, which in turn affects the U.S. then Japan, China, Russia and so one down the line. The problem can start with any country and then spread rapidly. I think there is gold in Fort Knox. Home buyers are partly to blame for buying houses they could never afford and then defaulting on the loans--the banks share the blame for allowing them to purchased the homes that were beyond their means.

I have always thought that the fear of the deficit was overplayed. As the energy picture settles, if we can keep nuclear weapons out of Iran and if we can get interest rates up so banks can make money to loan people and people have a safe way to save, the deficit problem will become better. Bill Clinton did not create the surplus no more than Al Gore created the internet. Sometimes these issues just take care of themselves, if we do not do anything to make things worse.


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sparkster 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Well said!

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