"I think there are many problems for all nations within the EU. Main reason is because the EU tries to 'streamline' 27 countries that all have their traditions, laws and habits. But if we ever want to become a united states of Europe a la the US, that's the price to pay."
This is the problem for the majority of the Brits I think. They see the Union as a trading body rather than heading towards a centralised government covering all aspects of each country's societal infrastructure. There's a clash of desired goals here. Part of me thinks it's the only way to solve the big problems on a global scale but the price at the national level for each country is rather high...square pegs through round holes and all that. :)
"Right now what bothers me the most is that Germany always seems to have to foot the bills. We already pay about 45% of all the EU cost and some of the other countries are still not happy. Look what is happening in Greece right now. They eat our money and complain about the Germans that pay their bills. I would have set them back to their Drachme a long time ago rather than wasting our taxpayer money for them by the tune of hundreds of billions. If they want to be fat cat, they'll have to work for it. "
Germany and France are the kingpins in the EU ideology so it is important for them to keep it going complete with the financial consequences that goes with that. In retrospect it would have probably been better to have kept the EU membership small until had all systems in place and fully functioning between them. GB has definitely made this process harder but it's not the British public's fault.