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Spending Bonanza The Eerie Harmony of Germany's Coalition Talks

Angela Merkel's party and the Social Democrats spent the election campaign fighting over policy. Now they're getting on famously in coalition talks, agreeing to costly new projects at the taxpayers' expense. It's time the gloves came off -- for the nation's sake.
The heads of parties in Germany's future coalition government: Angela Merkel, Sigmar Gabriel (center) and Horst Seehofer (right)

The heads of parties in Germany's future coalition government: Angela Merkel, Sigmar Gabriel (center) and Horst Seehofer (right)

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