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Subject: Re: The Problems With Obamacare Date: 7/17/2009 3:07 AM
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Funny, I went out for a beer with a friend last night. We sat in a nice beer garden for 2,5 hours over the course of which I drank a pils, a mineral water and a caffee latte. Total bill? 5,40€

batchfile,

You don't understand how telegraph does math. He'll take your 5,40€ add 20% for the VAT, add another 20% for the tip--even though those two don't exist or are already included in the number you posted... Now we're at 7.80€...

Then, he'll remember the exchange rate at $1.60/€ from last summer and just round it up to $2/€...

By the time he's done with your bill, it's $15.60 for a beer, a water, and a coffee. Outrageous!

Then, he'll spout off about how he can buy a 6-pack at the local 7-11 for $4, have a beer at home for $1, drink water from the tap for free, and then make coffee for a few pennies.

Same experience as you for about $1.25 compared to your $15.60!

Maybe you are happy paying and extra $14 for your beer and coffee in order to fund socialism, but not telegraph!

Furthermore, we haven't even taken into account the cost of getting to the beer garden. In Texas, gas is only $1.50 a gallon, so he can drive any car he wants 25 miles to find a beer garden. Only costs him a few dollars.

Meanwhile, you are paying $6/gallon plus a massive tax burden to fund public transportation--several thousand dollars a year, just for your beer!

If you happened to walk to the beer garden because you live in one of the beautiful German towns, then you must live in a small overpriced apartment and have a terrible quality of life. You do not have any freedom because you can't buy a sprawling, poorly built, ranch house in Texas.

So, with your little beer and skittles story, you have just proven that Europe is nothing but a communist hellhole.

sf--commie living in Luxembourg
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