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    Default EU to plan 10 years of growth

    Van Rompuy is to chair a special summit of EU leaders in order to plan for the decade to come.

    The meeting will be chaired by Herman Van Rompuy, the EUís first full-time president, who had no sooner arrived for work on Monday than he announced that he was summoning national heads of government to Brussels for the February 11 event.

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    He has identified economic reform as a priority, saying the EU must at least double its average annual growth rate of 1 per cent if it wants a generously funded welfare state and high living standards fuelled by a free enterprise system.


    Full story at FT.com / Brussels / Economy - EU to plan 10 years of growth

    A very interesting and inspiring start by Van Rompuy to his new post.
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    Not really, its the first thing you would expect.

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    I've planned a trip to the moon. Both are as likely to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son_Of_The_Republic View Post
    I've planned a trip to the moon. Both are as likely to happen.
    If we could dumb some countries, like ireland, greece, uk, spain, enz... we would make it.
    Still, even as the investor consensus ravages the euro, it's worth remembering that the same herd instinct not long ago was pronouncing last rites for the dollar. Last year, as China's central bank chief called for a new global currency and Russian central bankers dumped greenbacks to buy euros, many saw the dollar's decline as inevitable. Now, the dollar is riding high, and the euro looks bedraggled.

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    If we could dumb some countries, like ireland

    Don't worry about us. We won't say a word.

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    The only thing that will grow in the EU is government, bureaucractic interference , rotten socialism,massive government deficits to buy votes of the moochers,taxed up to the nuts to provide for fail welfare states,political creep choking its people like ivy stangling a tree.
    A champion of the people emerges with the age-old and appealing promise of "something for nothing" - to be financed through every-increasing taxes. Supply and demand are thrown out of gear - the overhead goes up; the effective use of human energy goes down; the standard of living is lowered because money cannot buy wealth that is not produced.

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    Atlantic- I suppose you can't please everyone. Especially not the crazies who want to go back to 1920s economics.
    If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organisation of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain.[...]

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    And it's all great now is it?Where the young productive people of these countries are going to be ensalved in debt and taxed to the balls to pay for statist bureaucractic moochers and welfare addicts.
    Quote Originally Posted by flamez911 View Post
    Atlantic- I suppose you can't please everyone. Especially not the crazies who want to go back to 1920s economics.
    A champion of the people emerges with the age-old and appealing promise of "something for nothing" - to be financed through every-increasing taxes. Supply and demand are thrown out of gear - the overhead goes up; the effective use of human energy goes down; the standard of living is lowered because money cannot buy wealth that is not produced.

    WEAVER, HENRY GRADY,

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    Why don't they extend freedom of movement to all professions. A plumber from Poland can come to Ireland and set up a business but his dentist cousin can't. Thus we have good plumbing and bad teeth.

    Why can't people set up a bus service like they can set up a Taxi service?

    Why do we get ripped off by the state when buying cars?

    Where the EU has enforced free markets prices have come down and growth has gone up. Just keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradCat View Post
    Why don't they extend freedom of movement to all professions. A plumber from Poland can come to Ireland and set up a business but his dentist cousin can't. Thus we have good plumbing and bad teeth.

    Why can't people set up a bus service like they can set up a Taxi service?

    Why do we get ripped off by the state when buying cars?

    Where the EU has enforced free markets prices have come down and growth has gone up. Just keep doing it.
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