I really admire Obama's eagerness to meet with the world leaders. He doesn't shy away from talking to any of them because they happen to disagree with him, or that he may be uncomfortable with what they have to say. I think this is a great thing for our country to have someone who is open to the possibilities of what others have to offer. For far too long, this country has had the attitude that it's "our way or the high way"... and it's nice to see that we can learn from what other countries are doing.
Imagine this... Germany doesn't feel like they need to do a stimulus because they have so many safety nets for the unemployed, ie "Universal Healthcare" and "Unlimited Unemployment moneys". Think about how universal healthcare could change everything for us. Right now, healthcare is big, black suckhole that takes and takes and gives very little in return. It's so much more cost effective to just give healthcare to everyone and give them the tools to live a healthy life so that they don't need to access the system that much.