Originally Posted by 742
Which begs the question. How does Germany do it? Their social programs are better than ours, they pay their manufacturing workers more (a lot more, $50 an hour compared to $30 in the United States -- pay, taxes and benefits), yet they are the second largest exporter the world. And while their budget is not pretty, it is certainly a lot better looking that ours.
Where did you get that Germans pay their auto workers $50 an hour. I did Euro delivery and spoke to a few workers as well as the tour guide at the plant in Munich the most expensive city in Germany to live and their salaries start at $17 Euro which equals to $22.98 an hour. Add some money for health care and that still does not add up to $50 an hour. I doubt their health care adds up another $37.02 per hour.