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EU Budget: Commission is nowhere to be seen
Coulisses de Bruxelles, Brussels ^ | 11/23/2012 | Jean Quatremer

Posted on 11/26/2012 1:25:01 AM PST by bruinbirdman

Edited on 11/26/2012 1:32:50 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Everyone has forgotten that the European executive prepared the budget which is currently being negotiated by European leaders. And there is a simple reason for this: Commission President José Manuel Barroso has become invisible. Libération’s Brussels correspondent deplores what he describes as a political “suicide”.


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1 posted on 11/26/2012 1:25:12 AM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

The indefensible cannot be defended.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 1:52:45 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: bruinbirdman
This is the arrow that will pierce the heart of America's banking system. Remember that the first ever audit of the Federal Reserve found that burnandyankme GAVE EU banks... in outright grants or ZERO PERCENT loans... EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS over the past 4 years.

LLS

3 posted on 11/26/2012 4:18:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: wastoute

All the Euro-crats are treading on thin-ice.
I would be in hiding as well.
Catalan signalled a paradigm shift in Europe. A lot of the discontent is purposely unreported.

The world, we were told, was waiting for the US Elections.
They got BHO as we were told they wanted, and now there is no villain to hide behind. No predecessor to blame.

I expect the Fed to continue to assist the EU Banks with limited sub’d swaps.
I also expect Europe - like Spain and Italy to fall to pieces.
You will see volatility in the “indicators” rather than the indices. Consumer confidence, PMI’s, PPI’s etc...
Ultimately - the data-wall begins to crumble. nothing left to shield the real problems.

Eventually the “mob” - the proles that people like Barroso and Van Rompuy completely loathe, will find them balled up in a dark corner - sheepishly whining that “the americans did this to you!!!!”

That was the message during the first term of BHO. I argued the point with many Europeans that they are in throes of a long overdue political crisis and that the banking and credit crisis’ are merely symptoms of the big problem.

I hate being right when it comes to this, but I get paid to be accurate about the fate of Europe.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 6:02:53 AM PST by hkusp40
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I don’t get paid for it but I try to preserve my meager resources for the last two decades by paying attention. Nowadays I am just hoping to save my life.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 11:57:03 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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