April 30, 2014

The Eurozone Military

Our citizens must be told to expect pain. Pain in the form of economic repercussions. Europe must be weaned off of Russia's natural gas and at least in the short run that means we must share in the increased cost of energy that will occur in Europe.

At the same time Europe must step up and agree to bare more of the burden on their military defense. We assisted our allies in many ways to recover from World War II and the Korean War. We helped rebuild Europe. We defended the "free world" from a takeover by communism and we helped their economies by entering into trade agreements that did not always help the American citizen.

However, That was then and this is now. Many of the allies that we helped are now strong; both politically and economically. In fact a number of them are our strongest competitors on the economic scene. It is time that we stop subsidizing them economically by subsidizing their defense.

 John Kerry had in right in his recent speech. Europe needs to step up and pay more for its own defense and we need to help them ween off of Russian natural gas, Here is what was said by Free Free Markets in 2010 and it still applies.

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