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The whole post is titled "Gleichschaltung" and I shall calm down? Blaming the messenger.

The debt brake is popular in Germany. But then all kind of nonsense is popular. As our american friends can tell us, a balanced budget amendment is an eternal favourite among american politicians because this kind of stuff is popular. Do you want to claim that the tea party, "cut, balance and amend" etc. are german imports to american politics?

Westerwelle indeed bragged just mow that the german government induced other countries to introdurce debt brakes. But so what? the man is an inveterate liar.

 "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

22 or so of the 27 countries of the EU are governed by right wingers. Blame them and the citizens who voted them in and who like simplistic blather about debt, for austerity debt brakes etc.

Not some german conspiracy.

by IM on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 05:40:58 AM EST
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