Center-right roars to victory in Spain election

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Intriped wrote:

Default and return to the Peseta.

Nov 20, 2011 4:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
FBreughel1 wrote:

@Intriped: At 65 % gross debt, why would they ?

Nov 20, 2011 6:26am EST  --  Report as abuse

The voting stops as 20.00 hrs or 8 pm, so the elections at 13.20 hrs or 1.20 pm (now) are still underway. All I can say is a proverb here, “Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched”. Regarding the Crisis, it would have happened whatever party was in government. My own personal opinion, is that Angela Merkel (German Prime Minister), has far too much control of what goes on in Europe. There should be another formula other than Germany and France dictating what is to be done.

Nov 20, 2011 7:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
Intriped wrote:

Fixed numbers like Greece. FBEUGHEL1.

Nov 20, 2011 7:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rob_ wrote:

Intriped, you are wrong, the problem is the unemployment. Spain gave fixed numbers. Please, next time inform yourself properly before saying the first thing that come to your head.

Nov 20, 2011 8:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
FBreughel1 wrote:

@Intriped: Wow. Did you also knew there is a secret alliance that rules the world from the depths and communicates via carrier gsm frequencies?

Nov 20, 2011 2:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abelardo_zack wrote:

The policies of Spain have a great influence of Germany and France now-a-days. God save us!!!

Nov 20, 2011 3:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
lonesail1 wrote:

@Abelardo: It just did!

Nov 20, 2011 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
adam1644 wrote:

if only the Socialists here would lose this badly maybe we can avoid their fate. Its amazing Europe is getting the message that socialism doesnt work as they are nearing the cliff. The US seems bound and determined to go over the cliff with our Socialists/Democrats.

Nov 20, 2011 5:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
M.C.McBride wrote:

These posts are hilarious. Spain went through a massive real estate bust and because they are part of the EU they do not have the same ability to react as the US. People everywhere need jobs, and when you have unsustainable growth, you get massive recessions. Without higher wages and lower unemployment, every economy falls apart.

Nov 20, 2011 6:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IrateNate wrote:

Perhaps we can learn from Spain, or Greece, or Italy, and get rid of the “tax and spend” pretenders…

Nov 20, 2011 6:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OrdinarySpud wrote:

IrateNate – would those be the “tax the middle class and spend it on ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction” pretenders?

Nov 20, 2011 8:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
petersl wrote:

Europe’s socialists are on the run. Their ruin is of their own making, as Margaret Thatcher said, “socialism works until they run out of other peoples’ money.” Guess they ran out of other peoples’ money, and Europe may yet pull their bacon out of the fire, but it won’t be without a major hurt inflicted by the socialists.

Nov 20, 2011 9:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
petersl wrote:

Blue___bluebells you gotta be kidding me. The socialists have borrowed up to the hilt to create their paradise on earth. Now it is time to pay the piper. Merkel is reflecting the Germans’ reluctance to keep paying the butcher’s bill for socialists and the Club Med. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

Nov 20, 2011 10:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FBreughel1 wrote:

@petersl:
Thanks for your post but your McCarthian remarks make no sense.
- “The socialists have borrowed up to the hilt to create their paradise on earth. Now it is time to pay the piper. “OK, and the US has even beat that debt by 20 % and is failing to address debt after three months of useless bickering. It is save to say debt levels have NOTHING to do with socialism.
- “Merkel is reflecting the Germans’ reluctance to keep paying the butcher’s bill for socialists and the Club Med” Well, Germany is pretty socialist country so I don’t understand your comment.

Anyway, maybe try it in another context because making fun of socialists can sometimes be fun. However, as an inhabitant of the world largest indebtor, private and public, you have little cause to point fingers, don’t you agree ?

Nov 21, 2011 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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