Folks (or volke in this case) in Europe must get a big chuckle out of Barack Obama lecturing them on fiscal responsibility. Often.
Some may chuckle anyway.
Others are not amused.
Including German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
In response to another admonition coming from Washington about European spending and debt, Schäuble had this to say:
"Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is harder than in the eurozone. People are always very quick at giving others advice."
Obama giving advice on fiscal restraint is like Rosie O'Donnell conducting weight-loss classes.
If either were part of a circus act, fine.