January 12, 2017

Only one thing can “fix” the European Union

Rebel Staff

The European Union hasn't even existed for 25 years. Yet under its control, multiple countries have entered into recessions, even depressions, and entire countries economies have collapsed, including those of Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and France. 

The European Union is a powerful collection of economies. However, some economies in the EU significantly outperform others.

Thus, if the European Union wants to help the mid- to small-sized economics in social programs or infrastructure projects, the EU re-distributes money from the larger, more efficient, economics in the union to the smaller ones.

For instance, if Greeks wanted an early retirement age, or Belgium an art museum, money is pooled from countries like France, UK, and Germany since they couldn’t do it themselves.

As you can imagine, this causes internal political tensions in the EU. The French, British, and German people rightfully don’t want their money to be the backbone of the European Union’s social “benefits” that everyone else is enjoying.

I’ll explain how the 2008 financial crisis revealed the inherent flaw of the European Union.

WATCH as I explain why austerity measures, or further taxing the rich or the middle class, won’t fix the EU.

 

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commented 2017-01-13 13:14:35 -0500
Andy Neimers—The new European Landscape will be a different type of War, as there are not two combatants but three. The left, the right and the Muslim invaders.
commented 2017-01-13 11:25:53 -0500
They have found out that a socialist la-la land will not work.
commented 2017-01-13 11:25:53 -0500
They have found out that a socialist la-la land will not work.
commented 2017-01-13 02:27:40 -0500
2017 is going to be an “interesting” year… Donald Trump gets inaugurated in just one week from now… The French presidential elections follow in late April and May… Also this year, loom the German presidential and parliamentary elections, the Czech elections, the Hungarian presidential elections, the Norwegian parliamentary elections, and the Slovenian presidential elections… We could be looking at a whole new European landscape by the time the champagne corks pop for 2018…
commented 2017-01-13 01:45:09 -0500
Once again a fine article from Jay.
And for a fix may i suggest fire.
commented 2017-01-13 00:22:59 -0500
Congratulations Jay, I think you suggested a solution to the EU problem before Stefan Molyneux and he has a 130 IQ.
commented 2017-01-13 00:02:40 -0500
Looks like Europe’s version of transfer payments. It works as long as some region is press-ganged into giving their wealth to some financial sinkhole who then have no motivation to better themselves.
commented 2017-01-12 23:21:53 -0500
Excellent breakdown Jay. At the rate countries are leaving the EU. pretty soon only the taker countries will be left and the whole thing goes belly up. From it’s inception it never made sense to me and seemed bound to fail.
commented 2017-01-12 19:24:53 -0500
So what do you do when Everybody wants to be a Taker?
By this Point, you have already Taxed the Makers out of Existence.
It is evolution
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commented 2017-01-12 19:04:15 -0500
Well, they could also go full on democratic republic. But they purposely adapted the “one huge market” of the United States while thinking they could ignore the whole democracy, checks and balances mumbo jumbo. The founding fathers knew precisely the dangers of election after election being decided coastal majorities like the one Hillary (supposedly) got, the smaller states would finally have enough and choose to exit. Even they, however, had a bloody civil war though…frankly I think equalization was the only thing that has kept Canada together, but now with Ontario being a taker…
commented 2017-01-12 18:29:06 -0500
The EU accelerated the failures of their system when they allowed in all the migrant invaders. They are destined for total collapse, and if the likes of Wilders and La Pen win elections that collapse will be a lot sooner.
commented 2017-01-12 17:32:49 -0500
You are too good Jay. Way to go.

Nation states——should Escape the ‘shackles’ of the EU.
The EU is just Slavery —Socialist style
commented 2017-01-12 17:21:11 -0500
and yet trudeau has signed a trade deal with them! I think we need stay as far away from the E.U. as we need to the U.N. however Trudeau doesn’t agree. I would say he has to go but the damage is so extensive now that I really don’t think it would make a difference. Canada no longer is. We are a third world islamic hole now!
commented 2017-01-12 16:51:02 -0500
Very good assessment Jay. Of course the unstated ugly fact of the EU is that it was a trade union of sovereign states which was hijacked by globalists (autocrat socialists and their banker clients) and formed into a unified socialist state centrally planned/controlled from Brussels – essentially a western European version of the old soviet union but better financed using kleptocratic economic controls.

The more socialist welfare state systems in the EU implemented the demanded expansion of welfare state policy the more each nation state member went into debt financing these EU dictates and soon all the nation states in the union were indebted to, and dependent on, Brussels and its central banking authority.

To break free, nation states must reclaim their national sovereignty, ditch the Euro and revalue their national currency in a nation central bank – essentially dissolving financial and regulatory control by Brussels – the up side is we can see the beginning of this now with nationalism and nationalist parties rising and rejecting EU hegemony over their sovereign national affairs.
commented 2017-01-12 16:17:26 -0500
Well said and also well documented, collectivism is a failure for a society, imagine for a group of country.
commented 2017-01-12 16:16:39 -0500
ps: I keep some of The Rebel stories, such as this, aside so I can send them off to people who need to hear accurate information. This is a keeper Jay, thanks.
commented 2017-01-12 16:13:33 -0500
Well done Jay, applause.
I watched [for what my stomach could take] the townhall meeting in Kingston with dope JT, (sorry, I am at the point where I cannot stand to watch him or speak his name.) and realized how incredibly gullible these people were asking their silly questions. Not questions of any depth or significance. They must have been prearranged questions to simply let him look good and ramble on and on (like what I’m doing now) about nothing; as per usual never actually answering the questions. And these people would applaud and cheer at his answers (?!).

Your explanation Jay is something that more and more people need to listen to and understand. The more people listen to your type of explanations, they will start to realize they’ve been duped by a dope.
commented 2017-01-12 15:53:56 -0500
The EU, that started out as a simple Common Market is nothing more than a disorientation program run by Globalist, The unelected Leaders of the EU are just the lower ranking puppets of the Globalist Elite who use Islam and it’s followers to cause confusion and fear amongst the Europeans.

The Arab States are happy with this because it is helpinThe EU, that started out as a simple Common Market is nothing more than a disorientation program run by Globalist, The unelected Leaders of the EU are just the lower ranking puppets of the Globalist Elite who use Islam and it’s followers to cause confusion and fear amongst the Europeans.

The Arab States are happy with this because it is helping them in their Jihad, so they go along with the Globalist, for the time being at least. Do not be fooled by the Muslims, they have every intention of taking everything from the Globalist, in the end.

Islam is a lot more ambitious than the Globalist, they have their eye on the whole world. Look at America, Canada and Australia as examples of this.

The worst part of all this is the fact that we have people like Merkel and Trudeau, ready and willing to help them. Saudi Gold has a loud voice.

Thank God for people like Nigal Farage, Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders and do not forget Robert Spencer and David Wood, who clarify things for us.

We need to rid ourselves of the Trudeau’s and Merkels of this world.

God Bless Donald Trump. g them in their Jihad, so they go along with the Globalist, for the time being at least. Do not be fooled by the Muslims, they have every intention of taking everything from the Globalist, in the end.

Islam is a lot more ambitious than the Globalist, they have their eye on the whole world. Look at America, Canada and Australia as examples of this.

The worst part of all this is the fact that we have people like Merkel and Trudeau, ready and willing to help them. Saudi Gold has a loud voice.

Thank God for people like Nigal Farage, Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders and do not forget Robert Spencer and David Wood, who clarify things for us.

We need to rid ourselves of the Trudeau’s and Merkels of this world.

God Bless Donald Trump.
commented 2017-01-12 15:35:58 -0500
GREAT ARTICAL JAY FREE STATES ARE THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF THIER CITIZENS