Who’s worse off? EU or US?


Renowned investor, Jim Rogers, says it’s the US.

“Europe has a few bad, bankrupt states, so does America. We’ve got Illinois which is bigger than Greece, we’ve got California, we’ve got New York, you know those are pretty big states that have serious economic problems. We have pension plans in America that are terribly under water,” Rogers told CNBC on Tuesday.

According to Rogers, the U.S. has deeper structural problems than Europe as well as higher debt levels.

“Europe’s got some bad problems but the entity as a whole is not nearly as deep in debt as the U.S. They don’t have a huge balance of trade deficit, like we do,” Rogers said.

If only governments everywhere ran our countries like people have to run a business.

H/T JM

UPDATE

Germany and America were on a collision course on Tuesday night over the handling of Europe’s debt crisis after Berlin savaged plans to boost the EU rescue fund as a “stupid idea” and told the White House to sort out its own mess before giving gratuitous advice to others.

Aww, c’mon Deutschland. Tell us what you really think.

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