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Every country in the EU must have the same rules for salary, pension, health care, etc. It has been written in stone a long time ago.
You know as well as I, that in Denmark we voted no to the EU. The politicians said: "Oh, the people don't know what they are saying no to. Let's vote again." And that is to me the number one smoking gun that we don't have a say in this.
I see a long hard road ahead of us. The first step would be to dismember ourselves from the EU.
The oligarchs inevitably corrupt and swallow each and every system that is in it self corruptable.
Get used to it, or rise up and tear down the rotten edifice that is the EU.
It appears to be a species-wide fault that waving enough money in front of national politicians can net you the privilege of buying a country's infrastructure at fire-sale prices.
Tearing down the EU will not stop this seriously evil transformation.
I have the pleasure or… should I say growing dis-pleasure of living in the "happiest" nation in the world, Denmark.
We have several times been marked as a good example of how wellfare can work in a healthy way in cooperation with capitalism.
However as we near the point in time where the largest generation of people and therefore the largest amount of tax payers will hit retirement age, the pressure on the Danish holy grail "wellfare" is increasing.
First let me tell you who I am and therefore where these words are coming from.
Today, I am a-political. I have no faith in either side and no faith in democracy as in it migth hold the answer to the troubles of the people. I used to be a socialist democrat. A party that used to lie somewhat on the left side of the middle.
But in the last 5 years or so, something has happened in Denmark…. the socialist democrats have been infested with people who seem to promote capitalist biased policies instead of socialist ones. The weirdest thing is that everyone is complaining about it but noone is doing anything.
Our current minister of finance, socialist democrat Bjarne Corydon, is one of the bluest democrats I have ever seen.
His approach to the tax money of the Danish people appears to flow more towards the business of big business than what would be considered good for the Danish people, and so came the first big mistake….
"We" sold the stock majority of our state owned energy company DONG to Goldmann Sachs…. at much lower price than they were worth. The Danish people were outraged and we actually managed to collect over 100.000 signatures against the sale (Demark has a total of 5 mil. people, including those under voting age), but our minister of finance litterally didn't care.
The rallies died out… always good to put deadlines in winter since noone will picket during winter.
Then lately we sold out on the company NETS, who is the one that controls all our money transactions with cards and online banking. Sold to investments bankers….
AND NOW…. the social democrats are discussing if we should sell out our stately owned drinkwater supplies.
This is something that fx. Germany found out was a bad bad idea because in the end it meant that the population had to pay more for their water than when it was in public hands.
So as you can see, the joys of living in a wellfunctioning socialist state is toppled by the greediness of capitalism… it will not end here. I hear silent whispers from here and there that the next thing after this is our educational system which would seize to be stately subsidised in the same way as it is now.
This would create a whole new lower class because a lot of talented and well meaning kids will be unanble to fund their education.
Why am I writing this?
Well because I think the Danish government is out of order and needs to be taken down and replaced with someone who wants to do the best for the people.