Congressmen Flee Capitol Hill Before Obamacare Hits
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  • bpuharic

    Too bad conservatives bolloxed up the US to prevent the middle class from getting what every single other advanced country has. More class warfare, I guess, against the ‘moochers’ who actually make this country run.

    • Nick Bidler

      Every other advanced country even further in debt than we are. The U.S. is hobbling along, the E.U. is becoming a supermassive black hole.

      • bpuharic

        Not quite. Germany’s in much better shape since its social polices don’t attack the middle class like ours do. They have lower unemployment and don’t plunder the producing class (middle class) to enrich the wealthy as the US does

        • Nick Bidler

          They’ve also got a thriving vocational-school system, social and ethnic homogeneity, and used the Euro to leverage their export market into unusually-good market position. As soon as the E.U. breaks up (and I think it will), Germany will have a lot of excess inventory and workers trained in the ‘wrong’ trades.

  • ljgude

    Delicious. I was pretty sure at the time that the ACA was rushed through with little real debate or consideration of the consequences. Evidently these people are the idiots that Will Rogers assured us God made for practice before he made congressmen.

  • mikekelley10

    Actually, Germany has historically had a higher rate of unemployment than the US until the Obama era:

    http://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?v=74&c=gm&l=en

    The “jobless recovery” our media morons blamed on Bush saw rates down around 5.3%, while the new normal under Obama is much higher.

    • bpuharic

      You mean the Bush ‘supply side’ depression? Yes, as Reinhart and Rogoff showed, supply side depression caused by massive wealth transfer to the rich, take years to recover from

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