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But you have to consider that government spending in Germany is about 280 billion euros, while the US budget is at 3.8 trillion. It's a larger country and all, but these number are really out of proportion.



German taxes as a percentage of GDP is 39.3%. The US number is 28.2%. Government income should be about the same as government expenditures, so that means that the German stimulus was even bigger than the number in my previous comment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tax_revenu...




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