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US troop withdrawals spark German job losses
TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Feb 2014 10:12 GMT+01:00

Posted on 02/28/2014 11:28:36 PM PST by Olog-hai

Hundreds of Germans will lose their jobs through US Army troop withdrawals under cutbacks announced by the American military.

The military announced last week that 554 Germans directly employed by US forces would be made redundant.

But the communities around the army bases warned the knock-on effect would be far greater than the headline job loss figure. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brac; hagel; obama; powervacuum; troopwithdrawal; unemployment

1 posted on 02/28/2014 11:28:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh well.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 11:30:31 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 11:31:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai

As long as the Pizza shop in Vilsek stays open....


4 posted on 02/28/2014 11:31:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Olog-hai

Hitler’s fault!


5 posted on 02/28/2014 11:35:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai

Tough. We subsidized Europes’ socialism for almost 70 years. Deal with it.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 3:15:17 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Olog-hai

This on one page and on the other “obama warns Russia about Ukraine”. What a mixed message these jerks send.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 3:32:31 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Olog-hai

It is time. The Wehrmacht can beef up to fill the gap


8 posted on 03/01/2014 3:37:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
Tough. We subsidized Europes’ socialism for almost 70 years. Deal with it.


Might I suggest: Tough. We subsidized Europes’ socialism for almost 70 years. Deal with it.

9 posted on 03/01/2014 5:04:23 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve watched this happen in a couple of German communities, and the after-effects of an American troop withdrawal has all kinds of consequences in a German community that go beyond the jobs lost.

Huge numbers of buildings are vacated, operational expenses that funded numerous local businesses are gone, mixed German-American families are left in German communities with no more “America” to hold on to, American schools are closed, social mixers that familiarize cultures are ended, and infrastructure created is no longer needed.

It’s been handled in other places, but it truly is a huge disruption for a decade at a minimum.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 5:13:55 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

World War II did cause a bit of a disruption here in the USA, too.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 5:18:24 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

So much for “inflexible purposes” and all that.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 5:21:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 98ZJ USMC

They aren’t going to subsidize our national defense in exchange, take note.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 5:22:27 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Mouton

Obama did not actually warn Russia about any thing. He merely mouthed some words that the press has morphed into a warning.

Americans fear the IRS more than the Russians fear our military.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 5:26:59 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: xzins

The vacuum left in my former city has been filled by immigrants. The blight is sad to see- you are right, maybe in decades there will be recovery, but it is not the same place I grew up in.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 5:36:54 AM PST by conservative cat
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To: Olog-hai

Who cares Germany! Help yourself for once.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 5:52:25 AM PST by angcat
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To: conservative cat

What community were you involved in?


17 posted on 03/01/2014 6:11:39 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Olog-hai

Consider it freedom from joblock.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 6:27:22 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: xzins

It happened a dozen times in Japan from the 1950s through the 80s.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 6:34:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Olog-hai

I’m REALLY surprised they closed USAREUR HQ in Heidelberg.

My old landlord is deeply saddened...


20 posted on 03/01/2014 12:38:40 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: xzins

Mainz.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 4:01:27 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: Jimmy Valentine

If the Wehrmacht were to “beef up” the Russkies might settle down.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 3:56:34 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("When leftists don’t get their way, they start shooting people and bombing buildings." - rr)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Good point. The good old "Waffenschmied" can probably spool up pretty quickly.

I have no confidence in Prez "Pussywillow"

23 posted on 03/02/2014 4:52:08 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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