Austria plans to stop its CERN engagement to save anual ~26M €, because we are so thight on budget.
- Currently you get 1.500€ for your old car if you buy a new one. No matter where it was produced.
- We spend ~40M € per year on Euratom, although we don't have a single nuclear plant and did decide to never build one. (well, thanks to ...., .... built us one in the 70' but we never switched it on)
- Austria just lost 1,5B €, because a bank went bankrupt we lend money to.
In 2009 and 2010 Austria will set a new all-time record for new national debts and all I saw this morning were government advertisments in the newspaper how well they work.
Its seems its all about choice, the questions is between what.