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Response to Neue Regel (Reply #24)

Sun May 20, 2012, 10:34 PM

39. You have exactly construed my meaning - Greek consumers and

 

German workers are or were pre-Merkel in a symbiotic relationship.

So, yes, if supporting the Greek economy necessitates that German workers pay higher taxes, well pure self interest argues that German workers pay higher taxes to stimulate demand for the products of their labor (from Greeks).

As to your question of why Greece must act as a middleman, maybe the question should be why have a European Common Market at all. The Nazis tried economic autarchy as a policy during the 30s and it actually reduced the average German's standard of living, although you'd never know from Nazi propaganda at the time.

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