Mr Schauble told Washington to mind its own businesss after President Barack Obama rebuked EU leaders for failing to recapitalise banks and allowing the debt crisis to escalate to the point where it is “scaring the world”.
“It’s always much easier to give advice to others than to decide for yourself. I am well prepared to give advice to the US government,” he said.
Because of course when you’re giving economic advice to others you don’t have to worry about the politics.
Geithner doesn’t have to consider being lynched in the streets of Berlin if the Germans have to pay for everyone else.