They suck, and they're blaming us.
If that isn't rich, get their explanation.
If not for those greedy U.S. banks, we Europeans wouldn't be in the mess we're in.
EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso said that with a straight face this week.
Using a G20 summit to see, "gee, if not for those stupid Americans, we'd be a lot better off."
But wait it gets better...
Barroso goes onto insist that the very origins of the Eurozone crisis lay not with he and his fellow European bumbling boobs, but apparently bumbling U.S. banks.
Stop. Just stop.
And for god's sake, wake up and sniff your obviously spiked cappuccino.
U.S. banks didn't create your mess. You did.
U.S. banks didn't grant cradle-to-grave government protections that were un-sustainable. You did.
U.S. banks didn't make austerity a foreign concept in Europe. You did.
And U.S. banks didn't force public workers to retire at 52. Or allow them to contribute so much as a single euro to their healthcare benefits, or the prescription benefits, or their ridiculously and unaffordable spousal and kid benefits...you did.
You created the safety net. And now you dare try to wrap that chord around the neck of U.S. banks?
We are many things in this country, but even our most gullible institutions aren't half that stupid in this country.
We have enough time cleaning our financial messes, without now having to take the blame for yours.
We're knee-deep in un-digging our own entitlements, which look positively Spartan compared to yours...to even remotely take the fall for the sham of a system that is totally yours.
Our politicians might have been late for that accounting class...But you pathetic finger-pointing socialists didn't even bother showing "up" for the class!
No class. No guts. No gumption. No glory.
And the next time you blast the u-s for all that ails you, remember who comes sauntering over to save your sorry ass every time you can't pay the bills hitting you.
Yep. Greedy U.S. banks, who might have a vested interest in your sorry survival...but believe you oh me, might start thinking twice if you're even worth the trouble.
Look, we're big boys and girls in this country...we all do what suits us all in the end...but we spend more time over here, looking out for you over there, than you ever do over there, looking out for us over here.
That doesn't mean we're due a thank you.
But I’ll tell you what, mister finger-pointing, overly condescending, holier-than-thou, constantly lecturing, EU commissioner...
We're due a hell of a lot better than a screw you.
So before you point a finger...you might want to peek in a mirror.
That sickening sight is you.
We didn't make you that hideous.
Last time I checked…
Trust me, you're a loser.
Bank on it.