Shannon Love has a pretty good post up right below this one, talking about the CIA report which predicts that the European Union will fragment in 15 years unless they do something about their economic woes.
And what caused these problems? A variety of reasons, but the one that could be acted on immediately (and the one discussed in the report) is a welfare system that’s out of control.
Shannon thinks that the CIA is so incompetent that only the opposite can happen. I’m not so sure.
Case in point is this news report, which covers massive strikes and protests in France.
Why are the French so upset? They’re complaining about rather minor cuts that the government has made in their social welfare system They want their undeserved goodies restored, and restored right quick. If they don’t get their way, then the voters might just oppose the EU Constitution which will be put up for a vote in a few months.
It looks to me like the EU is going to go hang, and it’s their own Socialist system that will put the noose on.
But, hey, I’m just a cowboy American. Maybe there’s some sort of nuance that I’m not picking up on.