Just like France & Italy before them, Germany is realizing that it's dance with Socialism was not a recipe for success.
Voters in Germany resoundingly affirmed Chancellor Angela Merkel's plans for tax reduction (including taxes for top earners).
Europe is finally coming to realize that penalizing your nation's most productive members leads to disatrous levels of unmployment and poverty. Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, our government seems intent on adopting the exact same policies that Europe has abandoned.
Everywhere in history that socialism has been tried, poverty has been the result.