Skip to comments.US troop withdrawals spark German job losses
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.
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Active Duty ping.
As long as the Pizza shop in Vilsek stays open....
Tough. We subsidized Europes’ socialism for almost 70 years. Deal with it.
This on one page and on the other “obama warns Russia about Ukraine”. What a mixed message these jerks send.
It is time. The Wehrmacht can beef up to fill the gap
Might I suggest: Tough. We subsidized Europes socialism for almost 70 years. Deal with it.
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.
World War II did cause a bit of a disruption here in the USA, too.
So much for “inflexible purposes” and all that.
They aren’t going to subsidize our national defense in exchange, take note.
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.
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.
Who cares Germany! Help yourself for once.
What community were you involved in?
Consider it freedom from joblock.
It happened a dozen times in Japan from the 1950s through the 80s.
I’m REALLY surprised they closed USAREUR HQ in Heidelberg.
My old landlord is deeply saddened...
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