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Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/11

Posted on 11/11/2011 6:41:53 AM PST by Libloather

Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to take more dramatic action on debt crisis
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:55 PM on 11th November 2011

Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries - saying more dramatic action is needed to avert a eurozone meltdown.

The U.S. President made telephone calls to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano late last night.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the president had demanded faster action from Europe.

It came as Hong Kong revealed it had plunged into recession.

Speaking from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation conference, Geithner said: 'The crisis in Europe remains the central challenge to global growth.

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...orders them to take more dramatic action on debt crisis

They have one, too? Maybe they just need a fresh shot of porkulus borrowing.

1 posted on 11/11/2011 6:41:56 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Absurd.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 6:43:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Libloather

It’s the Bush tax cuts that did it. He lowered taxes all across Europe.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 6:44:09 AM PST by all the best
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To: Libloather

Hong Kong announced it’s in recession? That’s big news.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 6:44:15 AM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Libloather

NWO’s man of the hour.../s


5 posted on 11/11/2011 6:44:28 AM PST by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....this priority resonates with me!)
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To: Libloather

And.....if they don’t obey “the anointed one?” What then?

They will be made to hold large books over their heads until they can’t hold them anymore? Even worse punishments?????

That will really scare the hell out of them and make them do something.

/sarc


6 posted on 11/11/2011 6:45:09 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Libloather

They need more “green energy”. That stuff means jobs, jobs, jobs!


7 posted on 11/11/2011 6:45:17 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Libloather

“Global growth”? How about the growth of our own country? We can’t help anyone else if we can’t help ourselves. When when these people realize this? By the way......if the United States is broke, if Europe is broke, if Russia is broke......where is all the money? Did they just burn it all?


8 posted on 11/11/2011 6:45:56 AM PST by RC2
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To: Libloather

The child in the white house does not have enough gravitas to read the riot act to a bunch of girl scouts let alone the leaders of Europe....


9 posted on 11/11/2011 6:46:13 AM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Libloather

Did they laugh hysterically, say “get the plank out of your own eye first”, and hang up?


10 posted on 11/11/2011 6:46:57 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Libloather

Had to double check to make sure this wasn’t from The Onion or somewhere similar. Who’s going to listen to this whine ass whose main goal is saving his own hide?


11 posted on 11/11/2011 6:47:13 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What an arrogant f****. It still amazes me.


12 posted on 11/11/2011 6:47:44 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: Libloather

I’m surprised they even answer the phone to him.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 6:47:55 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Libloather
Hey! I know how to stop it!

Please, send them Bernanke!

14 posted on 11/11/2011 6:48:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Mom MD
"The child in the white house does not have enough gravitas to read the riot act to a bunch of girl scouts let alone the leaders of Europe...."

Not exactly the words I was gonna use, but this sums up my thoughts well enough that I won't even bother to try. Good job!

15 posted on 11/11/2011 6:48:24 AM PST by DJ Frisat
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To: Libloather

Just clearing the desk before his next vacay to Bali, Australia, etc.


16 posted on 11/11/2011 6:48:59 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Libloather

If ever there was a case of the POT calling the KETTLE BLACK this is the best example ever.


17 posted on 11/11/2011 6:49:37 AM PST by DeaconRed ( Veterans day -The day to thank a vet for our freedoms -Let's work to keep them as repayment to them)
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To: Libloather

Achtung Europe! (do you guys like my Austrian?)
Sternly worded letters to follow!
And no Christmas veggie basket from the WH garden for you unless you play together!

Now, if you need need me, call me. I’ll be in Bali.

Barry


18 posted on 11/11/2011 6:49:46 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: DH

maybe they will respect...the comfy chair.


19 posted on 11/11/2011 6:50:33 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: Libloather

“Come on guys, you gotta go big here. This is really hurting my re-election. You know what I mean? So come on... please? Pretty please?”


20 posted on 11/11/2011 6:52:10 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Libloather

The follow-up story:

European leaders erupt in uproarious laughter after Obama read them the riot act


21 posted on 11/11/2011 6:53:05 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Libloather

Spoken like a community organizer. I see he’s still into arranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 6:53:23 AM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: Libloather

What is he? King of the world? What a boor.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 6:53:42 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Libloather
If Obama really cared he would let the Europeans have Tim Geithner, fresh off his triumphant turnaround of the US economy.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 6:54:28 AM PST by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709 years. One Trillion dollars = 3 Months of Obama Spending)
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To: DH
And.....if they don’t obey “the anointed one?” What then?

Double secret probation?

25 posted on 11/11/2011 6:54:28 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Libloather

His arrogance is truly breathtaking.

I thought this guy was some diplomatic genius who was going to fix all our broken relationships around the world.

I bet these Euroleaders are waxing nostalgic for George W these days.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 6:55:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Libloather

He’s running for president for Pets’s sake!


27 posted on 11/11/2011 6:56:43 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas

I think he had to call them to try and portray himself as a leader, because they basically ignored him at the G-20.

I do wonder who actually took his calls.
Some long-suffering personal secretaries on the night shift.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 6:58:20 AM PST by silverleaf (When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall)
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To: griswold3

4.3% growth is not exactly a recession, but they consider it that because it’s down 2 straight quarters.


29 posted on 11/11/2011 7:00:39 AM PST by SQUID
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To: Libloather

ZerO, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 7:00:49 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Libloather

The mouse that roared.

I mean, seriously. He needs to be “bitch-slapped” in the worst way. Or maybe a wedgie.


31 posted on 11/11/2011 7:01:43 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: RC2
It's Obama’s stash now. He's appointed himself President of the World and it's all his money. Funny he felt the need to roam the globe apologizing for America's arrogance in exceptionalism yet he can't see how his Presidency and actions are what the world needs an apology for.
32 posted on 11/11/2011 7:02:35 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: Libloather

Pot . . . . . . kettle . . . . .


33 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:11 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Libloather

The One demands faster action. Let’s see, the ECB dumped Billions supporting crashing Italian bonds, now French and Austrian rates are heading up. The Greek government was toppled in favor of an ECB man (the same one who presided over the book cooking that got them into this mess). The Italian government is headed for the same fate. The EFSF floated a bond offering which failed miserably. Germany and France are now looking to exit the EU.

It would appear that the world is running out of the ink and electrons required to print “Money”. The end game approacheth...


34 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:23 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: yldstrk

What is he? King of the world?


35 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:31 AM PST by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709 years. One Trillion dollars = 3 Months of Obama Spending)
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To: Libloather

Good grief. Why should European leaders listen to someone who has to bribe his Leftists at home to vote for him next year? Who is “leader” of a country with many TRILLIONS of dollars of debt and no hope of paying it off? Who is the laughing stock of half his country?

BO should have absolutely no credibility in European capitals, but then these countries let a little man with a funny mustache lead them into the world’s most destructive war on their continent.


36 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:54 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

Fact is that as western civilization gets closer and closer to total meltdown, you will see more and more desperate action by leaders.


37 posted on 11/11/2011 7:03:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: silverleaf
I do wonder who actually took his calls. Some long-suffering personal secretaries on the night shift.

"Oh no! It's that arrogant, airheaded mulatto from America again. Who wants to be the Undersecretary this time?"


38 posted on 11/11/2011 7:08:20 AM PST by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709 years. One Trillion dollars = 3 Months of Obama Spending)
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To: Voter#537

39 posted on 11/11/2011 7:08:28 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Libloather

This coming from a community organizer the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to put this in prespective, with no business or financial background, never held a job, ran a small business, never balanced a personel check book, never held any elected office in a village, town, county, mayor or governor except a senatorship for a whole hot minute, and we can only imagine what they said to each other after they recieved this call.


40 posted on 11/11/2011 7:08:40 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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“Why should European leaders listen to someone who has to bribe his Leftists at home to vote for him next year?”

NATO and various other military subsidies. One reason why defense spending per GDP of Euroweenie countries are low. The kicker, the ungrateful Eurotwits complain about our high amount of defense spending/GDP ratio.

If the United States drops a lot of defense subsidies (In these bad economic times) from Europe, the Euroweenies will be left pissing in the wind. I have no doubt Obama is playing hardball; and he has plenty leverage to scare the pants off the Euro leaders.

41 posted on 11/11/2011 7:13:35 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Libloather
Surprised they didn't all tell him to rudely and in the most foul gutter language to get lost.
42 posted on 11/11/2011 7:14:05 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Libloather

Methinks he probably heard FUBO in French, German, and Italian in response....


43 posted on 11/11/2011 7:17:50 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Libloather
The tell all in the article is the fact that Hong Kong has said it has ‘plunged’into recession. Could their overlords in China be far behind?

If the most dynamic economies in Asia: Hong Kong, China?, Taiwan? are ‘plunging’ into recession at what point do they lose the ability to stabilize markets with their purchase of Eurozone debt? The U.S. Debt has gone wanting already to the point that a vast majority of our debt is being monetized by the purchasing of a vast majority of T-Bills by the Federal Reserve Bank.

Hold on tight. The market is up on this news?

44 posted on 11/11/2011 7:22:14 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Libloather

For the most part, the people of Europe hate our guts. But mark my words, no matter how much it hurts the American taxpayer, once again our daft politicians will rake their socialist chestnuts out of the fire.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 7:22:22 AM PST by Sea Parrot
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To: DH

Even worse punishments?????

Yes. Even worse: he will send Mooochelle to Europe shopping. Maybe her lavish spending and that of her 80 person posse will snap Europe out of its slump.


46 posted on 11/11/2011 7:23:31 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Libloather

GAG ME!

What a jerk.


47 posted on 11/11/2011 7:23:55 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Libloather

Orders them?


48 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:05 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Libloather

Barack Obama has read the riot act to the leaders of several European countries - demanding faster action from Europe.

Yea right, sure, whatever you say Jay


49 posted on 11/11/2011 7:26:08 AM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Libloather
Obama reads riot act to European leaders in late night phone calls and orders them to take more dramatic action on debt crisis

What's next, members of the Kennedy family leading sobriety protests in front of bars while popping open another bottle of scotch?

50 posted on 11/11/2011 7:30:05 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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