Liberals keep turning to Europe as the model of all things good. Now I’ll be the first to admit that they’ve got some lovely castles. And the beer… To die for. But as economies go, Europe’s not such a great model. For the French, over 9% unemployment has been the norm for decades and if you look at the EU as a whole, since its inception, it’s closely mirrored the French rates.
I can’t blame it all on Obama – over the last decade the US government has expanded in grotesque ways. GW is not innocent in this and Obama ratcheted up the spending exponentially. And now… we have European unemployment rates. Coincidence?
I think not!