Italians PM Monti's statement - in the sense << We (big brains and government leaders) should be more independent of the "national croaking parliamentarian frogs" - (obviously meant as eagles vs. the ones, who lack the proper oversight, huh?) in terms of acting swiftly in the Euro crisis >> - got a heavy return-flak from Germany's Federal Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle.
"The control by parliaments is out of question, out of any discussion. We need a strengthening, not a weakening of EU's (Europe's) legitimation," Westerwelle said, according to Bild online.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports Westerwelle's statement.
According to her governmental speaker, Georg Streiter, "any action of the state has to be democratically legitimized as well. Madame Chancellor is of the opinion that Germany has been working well with its parliamentarian participation and cooperation. Btw, the German government has gotten quite a few bits of advice by the German "Supreme Court" that the parliament rather has to be involved more than less."
So, how do we have to evaluate Monti's notion?
Should the "bunch" of governmental leaders in the EU be a collective "PUTIN AUTOCRACY" ??? For Monti obviously no problem!
What kind of understanding of democracy does this Italian leader have who sent Silvio Berlusconi in the political desert?
I'd rather like a capitalist "bunga-bunga" Berlusconi who really did advance Italy to a reputation for stability than this socialist thinking Monti who thinks himself being "en vogue" due to a socialist alliance with Portugal, Spain, France and Greece against common sense policy making of Merkel and Co.
Well, socialists normally unite in times of trouble and dispair.
That's why it's no miracle that Germany's left-of-center chairman of the Social-Democrats, Sigmar "Arch-Angel" Gabriel, blows the same Monti tune.
He wants the Germans to behave like "lemmings" - if one Euro country - take Greece - leaps off the cliff the others should follow suit.
I cannot understand this rationale. IMO, it is like committing suicide by official announcement.
And, SPD's Gabriel wants to alter the German constitution for making this "musketeer's approach" possible - one for all - all for one, well OK, with a German referendum as concession.
What kind of mind-busting drug did he take?
His party-comrade, former Finance Minister Steinbrück, won't support this b.s., for sure.
SPD's Steinbrück is a hardliner - would be politically worse than the current conservative Federal Finance Minister Schäuble who will likely be the successor of Luxembourg's Juncker as leader of the Euro group. That's why Steinbrück won't be the top SPD candidate for chancellorship. Gabriel's hollow nut euro thinking disqualifies him for getting chancellor as well.
Steinmeier as compromise will likely be the SPD front-runner against Merkel.
Hopefully, the next German general election could lead to a renewed grand-coalition of Merkel-Steinmeier with Steinbrück as Finance Minister. "Arch-Angel" Gabriel and his "blabber-bag", General Secretary Andrea Nahles, would then be silenced and the PIFS -Greece will be out of Eurozone for sure then- should put on their warm socks because they would be getting a cold breeze from the common sense policy-making of a less painless North European alliance for stability by austerity.