Skip to comments.Barroso: EU would be ridiculed if US shutdown occurred here
Posted on 10/04/2013 8:57:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that while the EU was ridiculed for its handling of the eurozone crisis, he would not criticize the United States for its budget deadlock as this was a normal result of democracy.
The United States government fell into a partial shutdown at midnight on 1 October after Republican and Democrat leaders failed to strike a deal over the budget. Markets largely ignored the deadlock, but economists have said it would most likely have a broader impact if it last for more than a few days, and could potentially drag further down an economic recovery that has had struggled to gain traction.
Asked by EurActiv if he had any advice for Washington, Barroso said that if the shutdown had happened in the European Union, the bloc would be judged without pity by its global counterparts.
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Well, what do you expect for the collection of idiot socialists/marxists that run the EU?
Translation: Capitulate to your Marxist Overlords you American Peons.
The EU really isn’t even a representative government anymore, so yes, pesky squabbles about how to spend the peasant’s money rarely break out into the open.
Oh, by the way, did Belgium ever form a government?
Exactly why we all left Europe to begin with. We don’t want these people telling us what to do.
Apparently they did during December 2011. For a year, they got to be directly ruled (in essence) by that other government within its borders.
It is a bogus blank check with no real limit on it.
Pass a damn budget, live by it and then we will start to be on our way back.
I'm so sick of this theater of lies.
The European Union “ridicules” itself just by its existence.
From what I understand this guy is 10X worse than Obama -we should ignore anything he says!
Barroso is a stone cold Maoist. (The press renders that “ex-Maoist” of course, but leopards still do not change their spots.)
I guess Americans should REALLY be concerned about "What will the EU think of us?".
I mean what a PRIME example of people who should be lecturing us, the EU.
Oooh, the EU, what are we going to do?
“We don’t really need any new developments to ridicule the EU.”
At least the EU is implementing austerity measures (and their cops beat the sh!t out of people opposed to it); we refuse to do so because our artificial economy on the welfare reservations benefits too many bureaucrats.
(I’m no fan of the EU, but it was necessary for trade purposes to allow European countries to compete with Asian countries of 1 billion+ and the US)
The EU’s “austerity measures” involve raising taxes and creating new taxes, as well as increasing government spending for the central government in Brussels. When unemployment goes up as a result, of course the cops have to beat back people who used to have jobs . . . right?
PS. The EU was not necessary for anything whatsoever. Unless your goal is the destruction of the USA as a world power, as the EU’s founders was and is.
Barroso is gay....
Sounds like a great reverse compass.
Whatever direction it points, go the other way. lol
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