The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo68° Clear

Thursday

Hi91° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo63° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi85° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi85° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Independence Day

Hi84° Sunny

Europeans incredulous at U.S.’s inability to compromise

Send to Kindle
Print This

BERLIN — A German newspaper columnist this week asked why people here were shocked by the American government stalemate that led to the recent shutdown.

After all, they’d seen it before: Republican insistence on scaling back the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent shutdown weren’t so very different from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s austerity insistence for Greece, and the subsequent Greek cutback crisis.

View my options or Sign in