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Initial post: May 8, 2012 5:19:35 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:24:04 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Thanks for your opinion...

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:31:19 AM PDT
Ku says:
"If that is the case a European implosion would help the US because investment will be more likley to come to the US."

The transatlantic economy US-EU provides about 15m jobs.

There's a lot at stake if Europe goes down.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:34:03 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Just thank him for his opinion...maybe he will stop posting if he is "positively reinforced"...I think he just wants stroking anyway...

Posted on May 8, 2012 5:37:22 AM PDT
Dougerie says:
In a global economy I can't imagine the implosion of an entire regions economy being a good thing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:37:22 AM PDT
Ku says:
lol Okay, I'll do that in future.

Posted on May 8, 2012 5:38:41 AM PDT
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Posted on May 8, 2012 5:39:53 AM PDT
Eagle Eye says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:41:00 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
How does sucking all of the cash out of an economy stimulate it?

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Posted on May 8, 2012 5:45:15 AM PDT
.........the Europeans have tried Paul Ryan's budget plan and found it unworkable.......so, the real question here is why are we still considering it.....you cannot, I repeat, cannot tightwad your way to prosperity.........creating more poor people does not help your bottom line..................

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Ku says:
The U.S investment stock in the EU is something like €1 trillion.

How much of that would you be happy to write off?

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Ku says:
"Europe is in a process of reducing populations and there are more old non-working people that young working people."

The population of the EU-27 is gonna peak in 2040.

Moreover, there are huge differences on a nation-by-nation basis:

"The strongest population growth is projected to be found in

Ireland (+46%), Luxembourg (+45%), Cyprus (+41%), the United Kingdom (+27%), Belgium (+24%) and Sweden (+23%),

and the sharpest declines in

Bulgaria (-27%), Latvia (-26%), Lithuania (-20%), Romania and Germany (both -19%)."

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:53:08 AM PDT
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Is the proposed 75% a marginal tax rate?

As for "US banks have to be getting out of European debt," Episode Four of

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street/

deals with the various scams by the Wall Street investment banks, following their 2008 bailout, that contributed to the current financial crises. Particularly disturbing are the revelations about the role of the Wall Street crowd in fudging the financial submissions that had allowed the entry of Greece, Italy, etc. into the EuroZone.

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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 5:59:42 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:05:22 AM PDT
Ku says:
"Europe is obviously a bad place to invest because they consume more than they produce."

If that were true, it would make the U.S. a bad place to invest, too. If you look at the trade deficit figures.....

The investment can be direct investment - U.S. owned factories - or portfolio investment - U.S. owned stocks.

If people are consuming, there's obviously a market.

Besides, the U.S. was selling products to Europe for about $280 bn last year.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:10:24 AM PDT
They won't be quick to leave the Euro. While that would allow their currency to be devalued in response to market pressures, their debt would still be held in Euros. Since their leaving would mke the Euro stronger that would make repaying their debt even more difficult.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:15:13 AM PDT
Joe:

.......yes, they have..........the problem the Repubs are having is that what's going on in Europe invalidates their proposed budget and now they're trying to blame the Europeans......we would have been right if they had let us be right.........it also hurts Williard who has advocated a budget plan which appears doomed to failure before it even starts.............

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:15:51 AM PDT
Boomy says:
Eagle Eye says:
The Euro is on the verge of collapse...
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You should read Fifi's links to FT about why it might be in some countries best interest to keep the euro weak...interesting. [In the Perfect! France's...thread]
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