10:40 am in american taxpayer, daniel hannan, debt crisis, Editorials, eu countries, euro crisis, european parliament, European Union, francois hollande, indebtedness, Issues, Nigel Farage, president of france, retirement age, scapegoat, socialist, socialist president, Welfare, welfare state by David Leeper
Like Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament Nigel Farage is a plain-spoken Brit who sees what is happening across Europe and cannot remain silent. The video below, uploaded June 13, 2012, is titled “The Genius of Mutual Indebtedness.” It is fast going viral.
How will the EU countries respond to Farage? Will they finally begin pulling back on their socialist welfare state? Or will they perhaps re-lower the retirement age as the socialist president of France, François Hollande, just did? Or perhaps they will look for some convenient scapegoats?
Given our own debt and over-spending problems in the US, how much sympathy should we have for our EU friends who, protected for 60 years by an American-taxpayer-funded military umbrella, have fully embraced the socialist welfare state as their preferred political model?
For more on the EU debt crisis, see the video below in which Farage engages in dialog with Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London. The discussion is primarily about EU debt. Livingstone is known to Americans largely for his open policies on immigration that have led some to call London “Londonistan”.
Put “Nigel Farage” into a YouTube search box, and you will find many more occasions where Mr. Farage speaks out against the EU both in its concept and its execution.
Why should we in America care about all this? As I wrote in a post last October, “Europe is living in our future and we don’t want to go there.” Consider where Agenda 21 advocates are trying to take America and picture a global version of the EU enveloping and smothering our country.
If well-intentioned, kind-hearted Americans really want to help Europe in this looming debacle, the best thing we can do is (1) send the Obama entourage back to Chicago and the faculty lounges of the Leftist universities from whence they came, and (2) restore free markets, Constitutionally limited government, and fiscal/personal responsibility. The resulting boom in America will be the example Europe and other countries need to set things right.