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      03-20-2010, 10:34 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by scollins View Post
I'm not sure where you are getting the figure that German factory auto workers get $50/hr vs. the US average of $30...
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ichcc.t02.htm

This is not take home pay by any means, but it shows that it is possible to pay well, have a strong social safety net, universal healthcare and a strong economy with a large trade surplus.