me get this straight about America
are going to be "gifted" with a health care
plan they are forced to purchase and fined
if they don't.
Which purportedly covers at least 30
million more people without adding a
single new doctor, but provides for
16,000 new IRS agents.
Written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn't understand it.
Passed by a
Congress that didn't read it but exempted
themselves from it, and signed by a
President who smokes.
Funding is to be administered by a
treasury chief who didn't pay his
Americans will be taxed for four years
before any benefits take effect, by a
Government which has already bankrupted
Social Security and Medicare.
All to be overseen by a Surgeon General
who is obese, and financed by a country
that's more then broke!
hell could possibly go wrong?!?!?
be remembered as the year when the deep
flaws of the euro were exposed and when the
public woke up to the sheer stupidity of
America ever wake up to the sheer
stupidity of their leaders)
And so here we have another summit,
another crisis, confidence in the euro
ebbing by the week - it's like watching a
slow-motion car crash.
And now you want a permanent bailout
mechanism. You think that if you have a
fund of, say, a billion euros, all will
Well, it won't be well. The failure of
the euro is nothing to do with
speculation. It's nothing to do with the
markets, be they currency or bonds. It's
because the north and the south in Europe
cannot today or at any point be put
together in a single monetary union - it
And politically, of course, you have to
change the treaty. The reason being that
the four German professors will win at
Karlsruhe [German Constitutional court]
and prove that the bailouts you put in
place already were in fact illegal under
Well in many ways I welcome this treaty
change. Because it will mean that there
has to be a referendum in Ireland, and
you never know, David Cameron might even
keep his promise and hold a referendum in
the United Kingdom. And I'm sure as
democrats you would all welcome a
referendum on the EU in the United
We could also reflect, at the end of
2010, not just on the state of the Union,
but on the state of Belgium. For six
months, the Belgian presidency in office
have sat here telling us we must
integrate more deeply.
What a farce this is. You haven't had a
government in your own country since
June. Here we have a non-nation trying to
abolish our nation - it truly is an
absolute farce. But nobody here dares to
admit it, because you are all in
Belgium is a microcosm from the entire
European Union. Belgium is about to fall
to bits and the rest will follow.
Happy Christmas everybody.