More than 500 days of talks to form a government have seen Belgium take from Iraq the dubious honor of taking the longest time ever to form a government, prompting attacks by bond vigilantes as well as international ridicule.
But the best part is that the Belgian economy is the envy of all Europe! Because there has been no government, there has been no austerity program put in place, as has been done in all the other Euro-zone countries – with the result that Belgium’s economy is doing BETTER than all of its peers!!!!
If this doesn’t prove that government meddling in the economy – especially with austerity programs – is NOT good for the economy, then nothing will.
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