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U.S. says Egypt needs to move fast to fix economy

Reuters -- The United States has urged Egypt to move fast to agree a loan deal with the IMF, reform its energy sector and guarantee investors against "arbitrary acts" to avert a deeper slide in its economy.

In unusually blunt comments, U.S. Ambassador Ann Patterson said Egypt's government and opposition must stop ignoring economic problems and work together to fix them.

"The most catastrophic path is for the government and the political leadership of the country - whether in power or in opposition - to avoid decisions, to show no leadership, to ignore the economic situation of the country," she said in a speech delivered in Alexandria on Sunday, according to a text posted on the embassy's website.


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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:16:33 AM

Hope Egypt can react as fast as our Government has over the past several years.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 7:45:10 AM

oh, maybe buying and driving fast cars can be added to the list.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:44:49 AM

Middle East and fast? Only in combination w/ spending money.
virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 7:27:46 AM

OK.
skippypa
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 6:13:47 AM

Egypt will rely on the US for help
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 2:09:46 AM

Egypt is screwed. Yet another long time totalitarian country finding the transition to democracy a difficult road to travel.
jjfisher
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:36:55 AM

Why aren't we taking care of ourselves first? We've got our own problems. Do you see anyone helping us?
crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:29:37 AM

how bout fixing it here
endymion
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:29:03 AM

Sounds like Obama wants to give them more foreign aide.
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:29:01 AM

Whow! The U.S. should not be giving instructions.
TDImons
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:26:40 AM

Hmm... Something about a pot and kettle come to mind.
RAE344
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:26:22 AM

Who are we to tell another country to fix their economy.
Focus2
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:26:03 AM

In unusually blunt comments, U.S. Ambassador Ann Patterson said Egypt's government and opposition must stop ignoring economic problems and work together to fix them."

Are we waiting for them to try it first to see if it works?
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:40 AM

How about fixing the US economy?
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:16 AM

Gee I would say the US congress is avoiding decisions, showing no leadership and ignoring the economic situation of the country.
EvPv
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:25:04 AM

I wonder when the IMF will tell us in the U.S. what we have to do with our budget, programs and subsidies?
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:23:38 AM

We give out good advice but don't follow it ourselves.
sehonda
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:23:14 AM

only a matter of time till worldwide depression
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:23:02 AM

another one of obama's follies..
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:22:57 AM

The idiots running this country are the ones who can't seem to come to grips that there was an election and the guy they wanted isn't the one who was elected.

If they just stopped being so stubborn, maybe we'd be able to get out of this mess.
pa79th
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:22:37 AM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:22:11 AM

Muslims are stuck in the seventh century. They only move fast in reverse...
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:21:52 AM

Just wait the US will be there soon enough.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:21:31 AM

...and monkeys will fly out of my b-tt!
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:19:47 AM

Ah, yes! Blind leading the blind.
dastard57
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:18:54 AM

Idiot children are running this county, what nerve they have telling other countries about fixing their economy when our moronic politicians have no clue as to how to fix ours. One thing is for sure, our government is expert at destroying our economy.
Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:18:37 AM

I agree, who are we to show Egypt anything!
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:16:23 AM

What does the U.S. know about fixing an econemy?
regout
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:14:45 AM

Islam, they are tough to calm.
UpSol7
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:12:42 AM

"The most catastrophic path is for the government and the political leadership of the country - whether in power or in opposition - to avoid decisions, to show no leadership, to ignore the economic situation of the country,"

Does she mean Egypt, or the US?
danreino
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:11:58 AM

Talk about bum-fu#(ed Egypt !!
craigsf38
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:10:24 AM

Yeah good luck with that
Thomtec
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:10:13 AM

Ok
melvindale
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:10:06 AM

Who cares about Egypt while we're still in the dumpster?
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:10:03 AM

I get pasted just reading this crap.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:09:48 AM

What about Canada's economy? The U.S.A's biggest trading partner by far.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:09:45 AM

I don't think they are worried about the economy. Just waiting for more US Dollars.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:09:27 AM

What does our government know about fixing an economy???
rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:08:08 AM

what about our economy?
sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:05:47 AM

Let's get moving Egypt!
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:05:26 AM

To all those saying we should stop all foreign aid, you do realize that we don't send cash to other countries, right? We send arms like tanks and F-16 fighter jets in order to keep our defense industry fully employed.

When we don't send arms, we send food like corn and wheat in order to support agribusiness.

So, foreign aid is just another form of corporate welfare.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:05:21 AM

How can we advise them when we can't fix our own?
naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:05:20 AM

Egypt? Really? Don't we get enough of other country's we don't really care for already? or better, they want to kill us any chance they get?
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:04:35 AM

No kidding!
DrZNY
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:04:18 AM

I don't think they can move fast
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:03:42 AM

So?
arb0526
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:02:35 AM

whatever
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:02:04 AM

Knock it off, @NightRider.

Nobody cares what you have to say if you're just gonna copy and paste your comments everywhere.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:01:55 AM

Let's worry about the U.S. economy first.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:00:48 AM

ok
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 11:59:29 PM

The IMF's not run by the U.S., @wayoung56.
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