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91. You mean great trains, public transporation, and CULTURE? Wow! I'm IN!
Not to mention Health Care and a sense of community.
And I'd like those small mom & pop stores again, please.
And maybe those little cars, the ones I saw in Paris.
Oh, and real bakery bread, too.

Oh? It's only a "threat" dream?

Bring it on!
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  -White House warns U.S. could be like Europe if taxes rise Steve_DeShazer  Jan-07-05 06:30 PM   #0 
  - Okay  lazarus   Jan-07-05 06:31 PM   #1 
  - UPenn Study: US Ranks 27th in World Social Progress due to Poverty  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-08-05 03:31 PM   #131 
  - so true, the admin. puts out the chicken littles reporting  ihelpu2see   Jan-09-05 08:13 AM   #146 
  - Bring It On!!!  bpilgrim   Jan-09-05 10:17 AM   #150 
  - no, it won't be  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-07-05 06:31 PM   #2 
  - Health care isn't "free."  JDPriestly   Jan-07-05 06:53 PM   #25 
     - I'll second the point about vacations  DBoon   Jan-07-05 07:49 PM   #44 
     - When I worked in Europe in the 90's, I had 6 weeks vacation & great Bene's  Pachamama   Jan-08-05 11:41 AM   #114 
     - To me, that sounds like a more secure, free and happy life,...  Just Me   Jan-07-05 07:54 PM   #47 
     - To me it sounds like Heaven.  Lizzie Borden   Jan-08-05 03:40 PM   #133 
     - I'm for being like europe then  jaime_176   Jan-08-05 10:12 AM   #97 
     - You got that right.  Heidi   Jan-09-05 02:11 AM   #143 
  - You mean we'd have better healthcare?  Sandpiper   Jan-07-05 06:32 PM   #3 
  - What about Argentina that went  zidzi   Jan-07-05 06:33 PM   #4 
  - What? 30 days paid vacation? Health care? Child care?  hatrack   Jan-07-05 06:33 PM   #5 
  - my thoughts EXACTLY  arcane1   Jan-07-05 06:34 PM   #7 
  - You really don't have to worry about becoming more like Europe  a kennedy   Jan-07-05 11:13 PM   #70 
  - You forgot Paid Family Leave  Sandpiper   Jan-07-05 06:36 PM   #9 
  - Legal Week like Holland too! Jack up those taxes! I'm waiting!  hollowdweller   Jan-07-05 06:43 PM   #15 
  - And a strong currency for lagnaippe: all are but small prices to pay for  indepat   Jan-07-05 06:46 PM   #18 
  - how do those socialists have so much money anyway?  InvisibleBallots   Jan-07-05 06:55 PM   #28 
  - That's what I was thinking  Lorien   Jan-07-05 07:13 PM   #36 
  - I know I don't have 30 days vacation now!  Hillary08   Jan-07-05 08:51 PM   #62 
  - No Shit...sounds good to me...bring on the higher taxes!  Tight_rope   Jan-08-05 12:31 AM   #80 
  - Yup, Europe is the white man's burden  Malva Zebrina   Jan-07-05 06:34 PM   #6 
  - Who's talking about raising taxes?  tridim   Jan-07-05 06:35 PM   #8 
  - wasn't that Poppy's downfall?  dweller   Jan-07-05 06:38 PM   #11 
  - Because a lot of the more sensible economists...  punpirate   Jan-07-05 06:53 PM   #26 
  - It's for purposes of justifying HUGE DEFICITS.  Just Me   Jan-07-05 08:01 PM   #52 
  - Not that anyone asked but W said he wouldn't raise payroll taxes  underpants   Jan-08-05 10:47 AM   #107 
  - W won't raise taxes..he's going to cut the few remaining benefits we have  Pachamama   Jan-08-05 11:57 AM   #118 
  - RW Formula: No cut in taxes = Higher Taxes  Viking12   Jan-08-05 03:19 PM   #129 
  - And they say that like it's a bad thing.  Placebo   Jan-07-05 06:36 PM   #10 
  - Wish it was like some countries in Europe  FreakinDJ   Jan-07-05 06:39 PM   #12 
  - The problem is  jakpalmer   Jan-10-05 04:57 AM   #155 
  - We'll never be that cool...  NC_Nurse   Jan-07-05 06:41 PM   #13 
  - Under the surface I'm not sure they are any less bigoted, but the average  hollowdweller   Jan-07-05 06:46 PM   #19 
  - Euros  SweetLeftFoot   Jan-08-05 04:21 AM   #87 
  - Don't despair  bluedonkey   Jan-07-05 06:47 PM   #20 
  - You've got that right!  KDLarsen   Jan-08-05 10:14 AM   #98 
  - .....and the last 100 years has been flushed down the toilet  0007   Jan-08-05 01:47 PM   #124 
  - Still young? Yes. Will it get much older? I doubt it.  reprobate   Jan-08-05 10:21 AM   #100 
  - Speak for yourself, please.  American Tragedy   Jan-09-05 12:40 AM   #139 
  - But what about Poland?  Fridays Child   Jan-07-05 06:42 PM   #14 
  - You're right!  Steve_DeShazer   Jan-07-05 06:45 PM   #17 
  - If you're referring to the economy, Poland's not doing so great.  American Tragedy   Jan-09-05 01:03 AM   #141 
  - You mean we'd have lower crime rate, good health care...  Liberal Veteran   Jan-07-05 06:45 PM   #16 
  - I'll sign up for the "More Like Europe" plan  rox63   Jan-07-05 06:50 PM   #21 
  - Sounds excellent to me too!  DBoon   Jan-07-05 07:51 PM   #45 
  - Rove aide email stresses need to convince public of crisis...  thoughtanarchist   Jan-07-05 06:51 PM   #22 
  - That is called, GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED PROPAGANDA,...  Just Me   Jan-07-05 08:05 PM   #55 
  - oh yeah, that would suck....  mike_c   Jan-07-05 06:51 PM   #23 
  - I'm quite willing to be...  radric   Jan-07-05 06:54 PM   #27 
     - yeah, its a burden...  mike_c   Jan-07-05 06:57 PM   #29 
  - Heaven forbid! Affordable drugs and healthcare for everyone!  Tom Yossarian Joad   Jan-07-05 06:52 PM   #24 
  - Under chimp and Mankiw  daa   Jan-07-05 06:58 PM   #30 
  - How is this a warning?  AllyCat   Jan-07-05 07:00 PM   #31 
  - and the downside to this is????????  AZDemDist6   Jan-07-05 07:04 PM   #32 
  - can a lady make a living selling lattes in south of Spain?  Mokito   Jan-08-05 01:57 PM   #125 
  - Krugman showed what a fool Mankiw is  wicket   Jan-07-05 07:05 PM   #33 
  - Pay attention, boys and girls  matt819   Jan-07-05 07:07 PM   #34 
  - So true!!!!  llmart   Jan-07-05 07:48 PM   #43 
  - ....don't forget the 530 billion dollars they have on our T-notes. darn!  AlamoDemoc   Jan-07-05 07:59 PM   #50 
  - Ain't that the truth...  truebrit71   Jan-07-05 11:48 PM   #73 
  - We're definitely having a difficult time competing economically  Barkley   Jan-08-05 11:38 AM   #113 
  - Sounds like time for a new movement  matt819   Jan-07-05 07:08 PM   #35 
  - BRING IT ON.  Bouncy Ball   Jan-07-05 07:21 PM   #37 
  - Add to that their wonderful food.......  llmart   Jan-07-05 07:51 PM   #46 
     - You obviously haven't been to Chicago, or New York, or hundreds of other  American Tragedy   Jan-09-05 12:54 AM   #140 
        - Well, you're wrong......  llmart   Jan-09-05 07:53 AM   #144 
  - The greatest fiscal challenge? The on budget deficit  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-07-05 07:26 PM   #38 
  - More like Europe?  Nite Owl   Jan-07-05 07:40 PM   #39 
  - ROFL!!! That's the worst threat they got?!?!?!?!  Coventina   Jan-07-05 07:42 PM   #40 
  - You mean we might become solvent?? Heaven forbid!  leesa   Jan-07-05 07:46 PM   #41 
  - Sign me up!  d_b   Jan-07-05 07:48 PM   #42 
  - Gregory Mankiw previously praised outsourcing and  Eric J in MN   Jan-07-05 07:56 PM   #48 
  - USA couldn't possible learn from centuries old civilizations....  diatribe   Jan-07-05 07:56 PM   #49 
  - Mankiw is probably talking about unemployment in Europe  Selatius   Jan-07-05 08:00 PM   #51 
  - Maybe they actually count  4MoreYearsOfHell   Jan-07-05 08:43 PM   #59 
  - Counting ALL the unemployed (needing jobs) here would exceed 20%.  Just Me   Jan-07-05 08:51 PM   #63 
     - And lets not forget the Under-employed....  Tight_rope   Jan-08-05 01:19 AM   #83 
  - If you think the unemployment rate in the US is 5%, I've got news.  Steve_DeShazer   Jan-07-05 08:49 PM   #61 
  - I never said US unemployment numbers were accurate reflections of reality  Selatius   Jan-07-05 10:38 PM   #66 
     - You are all forgetting the prison industrial complex  eridani   Jan-08-05 04:04 AM   #86 
  - Talk about lies, er statistics.  HuckleB   Jan-08-05 12:10 AM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-08-05 11:45 AM   #115 
  - Atleast Europe's Unemployed get counted and get help...& aren't called  Pachamama   Jan-08-05 12:04 PM   #119 
  - until recent changes, Germany had unemployment insurance for a year  bobbieinok   Jan-08-05 09:35 PM   #135 
  - Mankiw, same guy who said outsourcing was good for our economy  karlrschneider   Jan-07-05 08:02 PM   #53 
  - Must Read: "United States of Europe"..T.R. Reid  Sugarbleus   Jan-07-05 08:03 PM   #54 
  - US is quite self-entertaining concerning foreign adventures  Niccolo_Macchiavelli   Jan-07-05 08:24 PM   #57 
  - They have the "rest" of the world on their side, though.  Just Me   Jan-07-05 08:59 PM   #64 
  - I saw Reid on C-span....  Catchawave   Jan-08-05 10:03 AM   #95 
     - Yes he made sense to me too....  Sugarbleus   Jan-08-05 02:29 PM   #127 
  - We should be so lucky! eom  slor   Jan-07-05 08:06 PM   #56 
  - Before we look to Europe for health care and benefits for the poor  AlamoDemoc   Jan-07-05 08:33 PM   #58 
  - And that would be bad...why? [eom]  darkism   Jan-07-05 08:47 PM   #60 
  - Please, oh please, Bre'r Bush  LevelB   Jan-07-05 09:00 PM   #65 
  - Do they promise?  lawladyprof   Jan-07-05 10:41 PM   #67 
  - The Ownership Society: bringing the romance of "third world" ...  struggle4progress   Jan-07-05 11:05 PM   #68 
  - You mean, better healthcare, less discrimination/prejudice, more congenial  HypnoToad   Jan-07-05 11:08 PM   #69 
  - And that's a bad thing?  katinmn   Jan-07-05 11:17 PM   #71 
  - Yup, I can see their point..I mean seriously, who wants lower crime,  truebrit71   Jan-07-05 11:43 PM   #72 
  - I lived in France for 20 years  burrowowl   Jan-07-05 11:55 PM   #74 
  - Cool.  HuckleB   Jan-08-05 12:07 AM   #75 
  - Oh goody!  Zgrrl   Jan-08-05 12:23 AM   #77 
  - Longer vacations? Health care? Decent wages? Public rail?  Flammable Materials   Jan-08-05 12:25 AM   #78 
  - Can someone please explain to me what about those benefits even  Blue State Native   Jan-08-05 10:53 AM   #109 
  - *gasp* THE HORROR  renegade000   Jan-08-05 12:29 AM   #79 
  - "Being more like Europe" is a big step  daleo   Jan-08-05 12:37 AM   #81 
  - Oh, NO! Not That!!  stepnw1f   Jan-08-05 12:40 AM   #82 
  - Sigh..a very bleak outlook indeed  Jose Diablo   Jan-08-05 02:47 AM   #84 
  - Hmmm... Like "New Europe" or "Old Europe"? WTF???  Seabiscuit   Jan-08-05 03:51 AM   #85 
  - Sounds great!! Liberal? With available healthcare? And good food? Woo-hoo!  Vektor   Jan-08-05 06:15 AM   #88 
  - The US IS ending up like Europe  Art_from_Ark   Jan-08-05 09:35 AM   #89 
  - Yes! and the same gov't result. You have to wonder......  reprobate   Jan-08-05 10:39 AM   #104 
  - Oh, it would be so terrible to be like Europe...  Redstone   Jan-08-05 09:47 AM   #90 
  - Ummmmmm. Europe. Delicious.  reprobate   Jan-08-05 10:41 AM   #105 
  - You mean great trains, public transporation, and CULTURE? Wow! I'm IN!  DrZeeLit   Jan-08-05 09:52 AM   #91 
  - that dog and cat picture is hilarious...they really look caught!  AlbizuX   Jan-08-05 09:58 AM   #93 
  - umm....why is that bad?  AlbizuX   Jan-08-05 09:53 AM   #92 
  - Oh yeah, I forgot about the handgun thing. Way less needless death. n/t  DrZeeLit   Jan-08-05 10:06 AM   #96 
  - Yeah that would be bad..  KDLarsen   Jan-08-05 09:58 AM   #94 
  - Back to Old Norway  Hardrada   Jan-08-05 02:47 PM   #128 
  - LOL at that headline  meganmonkey   Jan-08-05 10:19 AM   #99 
  - that's what I thought too, meganmonkey  Skittles   Jan-08-05 10:24 AM   #101 
     - I spent many months in Germany  meganmonkey   Jan-08-05 10:32 AM   #103 
  - being like Europe sounds pretty good to me  barb162   Jan-08-05 10:31 AM   #102 
  - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Mr_Spock   Jan-08-05 10:43 AM   #106 
  - Yeah so far that has to be the funniest headline of the year  underpants   Jan-08-05 10:48 AM   #108 
     - No, it's really happening  neebob   Jan-08-05 11:12 AM   #110 
        - LOL - reminds me of the dumb New Hampshire locals I talk to  Mr_Spock   Jan-09-05 09:05 AM   #148 
  - yeah, and we're going to be like somalia if we don't pay off our debt  shadowknows69   Jan-08-05 11:13 AM   #111 
  - "SS reform ...the single greatest fiscal challege" WRONG! its IRAQ!-nt  Barkley   Jan-08-05 11:25 AM   #112 
  - WOW! Best news I've heard ever from this administration!  Pachamama   Jan-08-05 11:49 AM   #116 
  - Finally we'll get decent a decent train system!  jburton   Jan-08-05 11:56 AM   #117 
  - You mean prosperous and civilized and sustainable?  Chicago Democrat   Jan-08-05 12:21 PM   #120 
  - We should be so lucky: functioning democracy, enlightened  Vidar   Jan-08-05 01:23 PM   #121 
  - their economy is...  Guns Aximbo   Jan-08-05 01:29 PM   #122 
  - Um, as if being more like Europe is a bad thing?  WritersBlock   Jan-08-05 01:30 PM   #123 
  - And there's a problem with this?  Clark2008   Jan-08-05 02:02 PM   #126 
  - Europe isn't America  shadowknows69   Jan-09-05 11:32 PM   #151 
  - NYT/Bush Names 2 Ex-Senators To Consider Tax Changes  FreeStateDemocrat   Jan-08-05 03:29 PM   #130 
  - And environmental policies  mariema   Jan-08-05 03:36 PM   #132 
  - When? Where? can I sign up?  underpants   Jan-08-05 09:16 PM   #134 
  - DESOLATION ROW  Massachusetts   Jan-08-05 09:36 PM   #136 
  - Ummm  skysurfer   Jan-08-05 09:57 PM   #137 
  - More wisdom from the guy who thinks outsourcing is GOOD.  proudbluestater   Jan-09-05 12:23 AM   #138 
  - Obviously, this warning was for corporations & not for American families!  The Judged   Jan-09-05 01:07 AM   #142 
  - George W. Bush addresses the threat of...  Ferretherder   Jan-09-05 08:13 AM   #145 
  - Woo hoo! Sign me up!  KevinJ   Jan-09-05 08:13 AM   #147 
  - The real threat is to income inequality  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jan-09-05 10:13 AM   #149 
  - Y'mean our infant mortality would go down?!  Hekate   Jan-10-05 12:42 AM   #152 
  - More like Europe? BRING IT ON!!!  DemBones DemBones   Jan-10-05 01:30 AM   #153 
  - Some European nations have civil unions and Spain is getting gay marriage  sonicx   Jan-10-05 01:48 AM   #154 
  - promises, promises--this is one I really wish he would through on!  rodeodance   Jan-10-05 05:32 AM   #156 
  - Oh the humanity !  Stella_Artois   Jan-10-05 07:16 AM   #157 
  - Ahh !!! It's the clutching red octopus of...  twenty2strings   Jan-10-05 09:14 AM   #158 
  - Europe without the social structure (health care/education) is not really  Supersedeas   Jan-10-05 09:44 AM   #159 
  - The Bu$hco Robber Barron's  Massachusetts   Jan-10-05 10:09 AM   #160 
 

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