16. What has got to do with these programs being imposed on populations?
WE are not in the Euro either, yet up to the point where OWS took to the streets, OUR Government was talking the same Austerity language, 'share the sacrifice', 'cut social programs' 'the deficit has to be cut so we attack Social Programs'. The Simpson/Bowles Deficit Commission may as well have been run by Brussels. The burden for the gambling debts of the Wall Street Bankers was being put on the people, taking away their benefits etc, just as it has been in Europe. OWS and an election looming at least made the Dems drop that discussion, for NOW. But many believe we will start hearing it again after the election regardless of who wins. These are Global policies.
Argentina wasn't in the Euro either.
The same gang are running all of this, whether you are in the Euro or not. They have their puppets all over the world.
Greece and Ireland and Portuga, Spain, et al all should have done what Iceland did, and so should WE in the US. We now know that the US Treasury helped bail out foreign banks. Why? They did not tell the American people they were using their money to bail out these Global institutions.
Being in the Euro has zero to do with these policies, which every country in or out of it, should resist strenuously. They are a disaster and were when implemented in third world countries, who were also not in the Euro.