Germany sinks in “self-righteousness” and raises the Teacher finger to Europe: we are right, we are successful, we work hard and we don’t spend money. What Germany does not mention in its Euro-policies is that Germany is the only winner from the strict austerity of the other European folks. German Heile Welt (Idyllic World) concept in a Euro-Europe that falls apart. ‘How can Germany demand that other follow the rules which Germany keeps breaking them?,’ asks Huffington Post Germany
“Germany in 2015 is a nation full of self-righteousness. The Greek crisis has produced in the country an unpleasant strain of chauvinism towards other nations, rooted in our belief in our own exemplarity: We work harder. We’re more successful. We’re more frugal.
You could almost believe that inside every German hides a little Edmund Stoiber, who annoyed the rest of the country for 14 years with his Bavarian valedictorian routine.”
What would happen if the Eurozone leaders realized that the root of the problem is German debt policy and the constant rule-breaking on the part of the Federal Republic? asks Huffington Post Germany.
“Since the creation of the euro, Germany has also broken the Maastricht deficit limits. Germany’s national debt currently runs above 70 percent of the GDP. The limit is 60 percent. The difference amounts to more than a hundred billion euros.
And Germany, along with France, was one of the first countries that as early as the start of the 2000s, took on new debt above the allowed limit of 3 percent of GDP.”
Huffington Post Germany presented a fictional scenario built around the current demands placed on the Greek government and people. And it asks: what would happen if Germany had to impose and implement the Measures in demands from Greece?
A very interesting comparison in Retirement, Pensions, Bureaucracy, Retail Hours, Water utilities and oh! Privatizations!
Full article here: What If Germany And Greece Switched Places?
PS there is also this awful video of Chancellor Merkel bringing into tears a Palestinian girl as she tries to explain to a teenager speaking perfect German why she cannot get asylum and she would be deported. Arrogance and big FAIL-PR.