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If your government is at war with the Welfare State, isn't taking the side of the Welfare State treason?

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 09:33:37 AM EST
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If Merkozy's genial plan fails to rescue the euro (and we all know it will), it's not their fault. It is the fault of Hollande's stab in the back.
by Katrin on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:09:58 AM EST
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And Cameron, and the likely Irish referendum. And the fecklessness of the Greeks and their inability to grow their economy while slashing government spending by 10% of GDP.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:17:32 AM EST
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Especially the Irish referendum, I guess. Can't have that anymore, this damn democracy. Why must they always give the wrong result in the first attempt?
by Katrin on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:27:09 AM EST
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So the Dolchstosslegende is fair game, too?

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:24:38 AM EST
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Couldn't help it.
by Katrin on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:27:52 AM EST
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If even campaigning against Merkel's and Sarkozy's policies is declared disquieting for "the markets", Dolchstoßlegende is the correct metaphor.
by Katrin on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 11:38:50 AM EST
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is that "the markets" are tanking because Europe is throwing itself into a recession. The prospect of more expansionist economic policy in the future can therefore only be welcomed by said markets.

Fillon undoubtedly knows this, because he is not a complete idiot (unlike his president and many of his ministers)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 12:40:20 PM EST
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Double treason in this Dolchstoss from Hollande, since he and all the opposition have to be constantly ordered to stop being Germanophobic, which God forbid Sarkozy could ever be.

Except that during the 2007 campaign, the candidate Sarkozy came out with the following, on three occasions in major public speeches:

Quand le candidat Sarkozy était accusé de "germanophobie" en 2007 - LeMonde.fr

"La France n'a jamais cédé à la tentation totalitaire. Elle n'a jamais exterminé un peuple. Elle n'a pas inventé la solution finale, elle n'a pas commis de crime contre l'humanité, ni de génocide"

(9 March 2007, Caen; and 17 April, 2007, Metz)

"[La France] n'a pas commis de génocide. Elle n'a pas inventé la solution finale."

(30 March 2007, Nice)

France has never given in to the totalitarian temptation, has never exterminated a people, did not invent the final solution, has committed no crime against humanity or genocide...

No reference to Germany, of course.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 03:27:04 PM EST
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by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 03:37:00 PM EST
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