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G-20: Obama Keeps Talking, But The World Has Stopped Listening
Posted By James M. Roberts On June 28, 2010 @ 6:00 pm In International | Comments Disabled
Although Canada’s taxpayers were forced to spend one billion dollars for security  at the G-20 Summit in Toronto last weekend, more than 600 people were arrested  after a roving bands of protesters shattered shop windows for blocks . At that point, as Mark Steyn points out , the “insecure dweebs of the Toronto police” started threatening law-abiding passers-by.
Meanwhile, on substance the G-20 ended up being the flop many predicted. That didn’t stop President Obama, who talked on and on  from the beginning of the confab through his wrap-up press conference trying to convince other nations to follow his flawed strategy of stimulus spending , which everyone agrees has failed to jumpstart the U.S. economy despite the President’s repeated assurances that it would.
Instead, European leaders got a green light to pursue austerity measures  in their efforts to restore market confidence in the post-Greek fiscal crisis Euro. Unlike Americans under Obama, many Europeans are being better served by leaders who (rightly) are much more concerned about high sovereign debt than they are about putting their political parties’ interests first through taxpayer-funded vote buying. So in the end Obama was forced to go along with a G-20 timetable for cutting deficits and halting the growth of their debt .
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 Image: http://www.foundry.org/wp-content/uploads/Obama-G-20-Canada.jpg
 one billion dollars for security: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829238--tear-gas-fired-in-downtown-rampage?bn=1
 600 people were arrested: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/27/g20-toronto-protest.html
 roving bands of protesters shattered shop windows for blocks: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100626/ap_on_re_ca/cn_world_summit_protests
 Mark Steyn points out: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MmE1MTRlY2ZjYzA0ZWEwNzNhNWNhMTliNDlmZmQwNDc=
 talked on and on: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-g-20-press-conference-toronto-canada
 stimulus spending: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/27/eveningnews/main6624612.shtml
 European leaders got a green light to pursue austerity measures: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE65R0I720100628
 timetable for cutting deficits and halting the growth of their debt: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/business/global/28summit.html
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