I noted an article that said Germany had crossed the 5 million mark for unemployment for the first time and that the unemployment rate for Europe’s largest economy was now 12.1% (per the unadjusted numbers for January 2005). France’s unemployment rate at the end of December 2004 was 9.7% and unemployment for the entire EU was at 8.7%. Here is a link you can use to verify my figures.
And these are the people the Democrats want us to emulate in both foreign and domestic policy? Can you imagine the outcry if unemployment under the Bush Administration even began to approach the levels produced my M. Chirac and Herr Shroeder? The Democrats would be apoplectic and I would be too.
It goes to show, once again, how little Europe has to teach the US.