The EU is not socialist
Call it what you want but when a large union of countries have a few superpowers continuously dumping their money into weaker economies....that's socialism. Good or bad, happy or sad.....that's what it is.
Also, when a european country has the best GDP growth of all the countries in europe while it simultaneously benefited the most from EU cash handouts.....that's not a coincidence.
Plenty of people claim that Poland would have been better off staying on their own....maybe so, but the reasons
for Poland's growth over the past couple years cannot be denied, whether the EU was/is/will be ultimately a bad choice for Poland or not, in the end. I guess what I'm trying to say is, can you honestly say that without all that EU cash (as well as the other foreign investment it brought in as a result) that Poland would have put up the same numbers last year? I'm glad to see Poland doing well....but let's call a spade a spade.
Giving money to build infrastructure is a good investment that will be repaid even when the investment stops.
EU investment in Ireland and Spain massively increased their GDP to the point where they will be able to pay into the EU.
pure speculation. you're playing fortune teller. statements like these hardly support your side of the argument. i hope you're right, i hope it all pulls through and that money props them up long enough for them to get their $hit together.....but you're still speculating. these countries have received plenty of financial aid before, yet we're still looking at failing economies.
Are you are one of those bonkers Americans who think any government spending is Socialist?
You've got the wrong guy. I'm a supporter of a lot of socialist programs. In today's day and age, in our current economy, they're necessary. I'm hardly a hardcore capitalist or cough! cough!......republican.