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Germany is more generous than the U.S.:
The average number of paid vacation days in the U.S. is 13, versus Germany’s 35
New mothers in the U.S. get three months of unpaid job-protected leave and only if they work for a company of 50 or more employees, while Germany mandates four months’ paid leave and will pay parents 67% of their salary to stay home for up to 14 months to care for a newborn.
U.S. life expectancy is 50th in the world, compared to Germany’s 32nd.
“Clever and immensely appealing.”
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Posted May 2, 2012
His writing style is terrible. He is jingoistic and bigotted. He makes up stories to get his point across but makes up the all the facts of the stories as well. He has done no research. He has no citations. He made statements about the economy and GDP that are not just wrong, not just pulled out of his @$$, but are completely moronic.
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Posted May 17, 2012
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