German Official Warns of Immediate ‘Revolution’ if EU Adopts US Model | Common Dreams

My fellow Americans, we need to wake up to what is being done to us.  These types of stories bombard us every day.  The Germans would riot today, not tomorrow, if they attempted to treat their people as the United States treats its’ citizens!

Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Common Dreams

German Official Warns of Immediate ‘Revolution’ if EU Adopts US Model

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble urges adherence to Europe’s welfare model

– Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Europe must not drop its welfare model in favor of US standards or it will spark a revolution “not tomorrow but the same day,” Germany’s Finance Minister warned on Tuesday.

Speaking at a conference in Paris, Wolfgang Schäuble was joined by other German, French and Italian ministers in issuing warning calls over the soaring unemployment plaguing nearly six million European youths, and that threatens an “entire generation of people” and risks losing “the battle for Europe’s unity.”

Warning of “catastrophe,” Schäuble said, “We need to be more successful in our fight against youth unemployment; otherwise, we will lose the battle for Europe’s unity.”

Reuters reports:

While Germany insists on the importance of budget consolidation, Schaeuble spoke of the need to preserve Europe’s welfare model.

If U.S. welfare standards were introduced in Europe, “we would have revolution, not tomorrow, but on the very same day,” Schaeuble told a conference in Paris.

via German Official Warns of Immediate ‘Revolution’ if EU Adopts US Model | Common Dreams.

Next thing I see is an article about  the top “earners” of the planet, ie the Genetic Lottery winners, are not only killing us with disease and despair, they are also slaughtering us financially:

The World’s Richest 8% Earn Half of All Planetary Income

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/richest-8-earn-50-earths-incomesThe lead research economist at the World Bank, Branko Milanovic, will be reporting soon, in the journal Global Policy, the first calculation of global income-inequality, and he has found that the top 8% of global earners are drawing 50% of all of this planet’s income. He notes: “Global inequality is much greater than inequality within any individual country,” because the stark inequality between countries adds to the inequality within any one of them, and because most people live in extremely poor countries, largely the nations within three thousand miles of the Equator, where it’s already too hot, even without the global warming that scientists say will heat the world much more from now on.

For example, the World Bank’s list of “GDP per capita (current US$)” shows that in 2011 this annual-income figure ranged from $231 in Democratic Republic of Congo at the Equator, to $171,465 in Monaco within Europe. The second-poorest and second-richest countries respectively were $271 in Burundi at the Equator, and $114,232 in Luxembourg within Europe. For comparisons, the U.S. was $48,112, and China was $5,445. Those few examples indicate how widely per-capita income ranges between nations, and how more heat means more poverty.

Wealth-inequality is always far higher than income-inequality, and therefore a reasonable estimate of personal wealth throughout the world would probably be somewhere on the order of the wealthiest 1% of people owning roughly half of all personal assets. These individuals might be considered the current aristocracy, insofar as their economic clout is about equal to that of all of the remaining 99% of the world’s population.

Milanovich says: “Among the global top 1 per cent, we find the richest 12 per cent of Americans, … and between 3 and 6 per cent of the richest Britons, Japanese, Germans and French. It is a ‘club’ that is still overwhelmingly composed of the ‘old rich’,” who pass on to their children (tax-free in the many countries that have no estate-taxes) the fortunes that they have accumulated, and who help set them up in businesses of their own – often after having sent them first to the most prestigious universities (many in the United States), where those children meet and make friends of others who are similarly situated as themselves.”

Folks, it’s time to wake up and start paying attention.  As our founders stated, the price of Liberty is eternal vigilance.
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