"The German public debt has dropped below €2 trillion for the first time in years thanks to robust economic growth. Public debt in Germany sank to €1.967 trillion in 2017, marking a drop of 2.1 percent in comparison with 2016, figures released by the statistics office (Destatis) showed on Thursday. The €42.1 billion drop in public debt levels is a result of high tax intakes from a booming economy and historically low interest rates. It all means that if each resident of Germany were to scrape together €23,797, the country could completely wipe out its public debts." https://www.thelocal.de/20180802/good-news-germany-you-now-have-less-than-2000000000000-in-debt The Germans are celebrating their high taxes now. But they are going to look very stupid when the money stops trickling down from the top. I also remember some people predicted that Germany would financially collapse under the refugee burden.