They are in bed with special interest groups, globalists, bankers etc. etc. Germans keep voting for them, right? I haven't heard of any 'radical extremist underdogs' making any noise or having any influence. Anything that is expressed contrary to the 'mainstream' messages is labelled extreme. Look at Farage in the U.K.
"The debt crisis in the EU periphery has already brought Germany's growth rate to a near stand-still and we are not even close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. (Italy is already in a downward spiral and France is tittering at the edge - the economies of these countries make the deficits of Ireland and Greece look like short change)."
Exactly! I didn't state those countries won't collapse. Any collapse will include other countries and encompass the entire region. It will be global. The U.S. is a good example of how one country's collapse will influence others. But, Germany has the unique experience of being requested to bail out other countries with a central role (i.e. significant burden or share).
"I don't particularly want to get involved in online political arguments, since that's about as productive as stuffing cats into microwaves, but Obama attempted to follow through on many of his campaign promises. He has been hampered by the most childish and incompetent congress in US history."
But, you did anyway? Obama lied and continues to lie. Obama ran on a platform to 'be different' from the previous regime but is still in Iraq. More or less, he's continued the same policies. He increased the debt and brought it to about 14 trillion.
It's convenient to blame on others such as Congress. Just pass bills that are sure to be declined or rejected and continue the rhetoric that you are a savior. Distract and blame tactics for a dulled populace preoccupied with being fed mainstream nonsense. Pretty much like most places.
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Germans like to vote for the radical extremist underdogs,
there are radical extremists in Germany the so called "NPD" but they do have not many voters.
they only do have 2-5%
Sidicas isn't well informed in German politics.
radical extremist underdogs in germany are : MLPD (kommunism) NPD (nationalsocialism)
less radical are : Die linke(socialism), Rebuplikaner (strong nationalism)
underdrogs but not radical are: Green party (save the mother nature party), Pirates (save the zivilian rights party) and FDP (i'm to rich for germany party)
and the mainstream partys: SPD is the mid-left party )Democrates in the usa( and the CDU mid-right party )Rebuplikans in the usa(
in an USA voting system there would only be SPD (democrates) and CDU (Rebuplikans)
The national debt of the United States is almost 15 trillion dollars. (Yes, trillion.) This isn't an amount that can be paid back any time soon. And it goes up by almost 4 billion dollars per day. This shows that debt is not the most important factor. If your economy is good, debt doesn't matter that much.
How are they going to be expanding "Human rights" when they have absolute goals like banning DRM and in doing so limiting people's choices... Certainly a lot of companies will just decide to not do business in Germany if Germany takes that course of action..
It's not just DRM either, they're going to be cutting into the copyright law as well. Significantly reducing how long somebody can claim ownership over works that they've done.
It might sound nice for open-source software, but it can significantly damage copy-left because the GPL license that you put on your source code can be removed and replaced with whatever license any corporation or individual wants once your copyright claim on the code expires. So basically everything becomes public domain and all the nasty things that foreign corporations can do (taking your source code, making a tiny change to it to make it incompatible and then hiding the source code) they'll be able to do more easily because your copyright expires sooner.. Copy-left depends heavily on copyright and here the pirate party is saying that they're planning to significantly cripple copyright law..
The whole pirate party just seems like it's half-baked to me.
Despite all the buzz words that have been thrown around for the pirate party, I just can't see how they're going to accomplish what they say they're going to accomplish by doing what they say they're going to do..
Well a lot of people are not okay with that and some of them even vote for political parties who have such issues high on the agenda. If you don't like it don't vote for them but Hitler comparison means you lose anyway.