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By: Ferkin Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:08:11 +0000 In Italy we have a saying , if you want no change talk about nothing but change. Monti fully understands that concept. Apart from VAT rises, surcharges on fuel and a tax on first houses nothing has changed but he talks the talk. We are massively over governed but he has only tinkered with local government reform , we are over unionized but he he has achieved no meaningful reform . We are uncompetitive but his fuel surcharge made us less so. Sometime in 2013 the smoke and mirror “reforms of Monti” will come home to roost . What Italy needs is a weak euro but Monti and his technocrats see themselves as saviour ‘s of a strong Euro long before they worry about the effect on Italy. He has said he wants to be a founding father of a unted states of Europe and that rather than saving Italy is his focus.

By: Foxdrake_360 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:35:23 +0000 Blah, Blah, Blah; More right wing propaganda Bovine Scat.

– Build Internet 3.0
– Build a smart grid
– Build cheap clean energy production (wind, solar, tidal)
– Build improved rail, mass transit

– Tax the top 1% at 90% (less than it was during WWII)
– Tax the next 10 % at 75%
– Tax the next 14 percent at 60%

– Limit those that receive entitlements to 1 child per family; 2 for everyone else but NO entitlements.

– Free education for all.
– Free health care for all.

– No Social Security for those with a NET WORTH over 2 million dollars in assets.

– Regular Social Security benefits at age 65 for everyone else.

– Corporate Tax at 30%, NO LOOPHOLES, NO foreign capital exemption.


By: DLT Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:42:36 +0000 But of course, Hollande MUST follow in the steps of the great Rajoy & Monti – look how great their respective countries are doing, totally booming… Absolutely brilliant results, in both Spain and Italy, right? Just look at the statistics data.Not to forget Greece, which is also blossoming, under the tender care of its puppet government and The Troika…and Portugal…and Ireland…and Slovenia…and Cyprus…and the Czechs…and pretty much the rest of “European Austerity Union” a.k.a. “The Collective Suicide Pact”. All of them great examples of “supply side reforms” and their effectiveness.
Of course annihilating the last remnants of the welfare state, further reducing aggregate demand by slashing wages, reducing the taxes of the rich is proving SO effective throughout Europe, right? And hopefully we will all become mercantilist states like Germany and export our way to growth. The problem is, there is NO WAY you can collectively pursue export led growth strategies at the same time – someone must be a net buyer. If everybody is applying “internal devaluation” and slashing spending at the same time there is no one to buy. There must be SOMEONE BUYING YOUR STUFF. You think China/India/Brazill etc. will buy it? Don’t hold your breath.
The only thing we will achieve is devastate our economies and populations trying to internally devalue enough to become “competitive”. Good luck beating the third world by internal devaluation.

By: ARJTurgot2 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Actually, if you look at the dinner companion assessments, they are not contradictory. Cornered like a rat, with no other options and a clear set of changes to be made, even Hollande might yet be a leader.