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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 09:51 AM
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2. Why would they kick us out?
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 10:12 AM by Statistical
We subsidize their national defense allowing them to save billions (likely trillions if you count all spending from WWII to today). That money can then fund expanded social programs without raising taxes. Even better the 100,000 or so American servicemen & servicewomen spend money in Germany economy pumping billions more into local businesses. Germany has negotiated contracts so that tens of thousands of Germans are employed. Indirectly tens of thousands more are employed because military units are required to contract with local businesses for some resources (paving roads on bases, electrical work, construction, etc).

They will NEVER kick us out. As long as American taxpayers are willing to provide free defense for Germany and then pay the Germans cold hard cash for the "right" to do it why would they kick us out?

Imagine a foreign non-profit entity that set up shop in the US. Now imagine they wasted trillions of foreign taxpayers money and dumped all that here, pumping billions into local economy, and employed tens of thousands of people ... would you kick them out? Would anyone?
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