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German Elections 2013

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#861 Markus Becker

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 1053 AM

The new finance minister (from the SPD) is about to demonstrate once more that the left can’t be trusted with taxpapyer money. He wants more spending, new taxes and less austerity.

 

More spending from Germany for the EU to foot part the bill of the Brexit. Half a dozen sane nations perviously told the EU go cut its budget. The rest of the money is to come from a new EU tax on financial transactions. And less austerity is what he wants from the Greeks. No more insisting they reform their pigsty in exchange for our money.

 

In completely unrelated events the Afd is up n the polls, the SPD down and the world wonders why. ;)

 

 

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#862 Ssnake

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 1157 AM

These people are fundamentally incapable of recognizing that it's not a communications issue. People understand very well what they want. It's the message that they don't like, no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig.


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#863 Panzermann

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 1231 PM

These people are fundamentally incapable of recognizing that it's not a communications issue. People understand very well what they want. It's the message that they don't like, no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig.

 

"We only have to explain it better!"


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#864 Harold Jones

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 1725 PM

...And less austerity is what he wants from the Greeks. No more insisting they reform their pigsty in exchange for our money.

 

 

It's probably cheaper in the long run to pay the Greeks to stay on the Euro. Kinda like paying your dead beat brothers rent so he doesn't move in with you.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 1210 PM

 

The full list of putative CDU ministers as presented by Merkel yesterday:

 

- Economy: Peter Altmaier.

 

- Defense: Ursula von der Leyen.

 

- Education: Anja Karliczek; this is the real surprise since nobody had her on the radar. She's 46 and currently one of the Bundestag group's deputy whips, but like Hermann Gröhe who has dropped off the cliff in what Merkel called "a painful decision" is from NRW, overrepresenting that state now that Spahn is confirmed as health minister.

 

- Health: Jens Spahn, as per above.

 

- Agriculture: Julia Klöckner.

 

- Chancellor's Office: Helge Braun.

 

Rest of the cabinet:

 

CSU

 

- Interior and Homeland: Horst Seehofer. He is planned to hand over Bavarian state minister presidency to Markus Söder on 16 March. Putting the leadership quarrel between those two to rest should do more to calm national politics than all other measures combined. Unless Seehofer intends to keep stirring shit from Berlin as party head, which is a definite possibility.

 

- Transport: Andreas Scheuer, currently CSU secretary general.

 

- Development and Economic Cooperation: incumbent Gerd Müller.

 

Dorothee Bär will also take the new post of state minister for digital affairs in the Chancellor's Office.

 

SPD

 

- Finances and vice chancellor: current Hamburg Lord Mayor Olaf Scholz.

 

- Foreign: Heiko Maas, as noted above.

 

- Families, Women, Seniors and Youth: Franziska Giffey, ditto.

 

- Labor and Social Affairs: Hubertus Heil, former two-times SPD secretary general.

 

- Justice: Katarina Barley, current family and acting labor minister.

 

- Environment and Reactor Safety: Svenja Schulze, currently NRW state chapter secretary general and former state education minister.

 

 

As an aside, the SPD needs to increase diversity between all those Schulz, Scholz and Schulze types ...

 

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Satirists fail miserably to joke that Olaf Scholz brings a Goldman Sachs investment banker to the Ministry of Finance(Postillion)


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 0849 AM

Goldman Sachs banker is a good thing?


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