Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy - Yahoo! News
It is a very primitive estimate. But how would you describe the role of the USA in the World economy?Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.
"They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar," Putin said at the open-air meeting with admiring young Russians in what looked like early campaigning before parliamentary and presidential polls.