What Will Socialism Look Like in the United States

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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 03:25 PM
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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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is that why their middle class so much better off than we are?

is that why they are able to take vacations and take adequate time off when they have a kid?



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 05:58 PM
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is that why their middle class so much better off than we are?

is that why they are able to take vacations and take adequate time off when they have a kid?


There's plenty of "paid time off" in the U.S. as well as long as you have a good job.

Can you show some stats for European countries?

Stats like how many people actually get anything.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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Fancy living up in Canada? Granted, it’s a bit chilly. But the middle class up there has just blown by the U.S. as the world’s most affluent. America’s wealthy are leaping ahead of the rest of much of the globe, but the middle class is falling behind. So are the poor. That’s the sobering news from the latest research put out by LIS, a group based in Luxembourg and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

After taxes, the Canadian middle class now has a higher income than its American counterpart. And many European countries are closing in on us. Median incomes in Western European countries are still a bit lower than those of the U.S., but the gap in several countries, including the Netherlands, Sweden and Britain, is significantly smaller than it was a decade ago. However, if you take into account the cost of things like education, retirement and healthcare in America, those European countries’ middle classes are in much better shape than ours because the U.S. government does not provide as much for its citizens in these areas. So the income you get has to be saved for these items.

www.salon.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
We Americans keep hearing how "great" Socialism in Europe is.

Maybe we hear only the "good" and not so much the "bad" (if any) ?

With things like total universal healthcare and whatnot, the taxes must be ultra high.

But we must analyze the cost/benefit ratios and see if it is really worth it.

Even if some forms seem OK in European countries, how would those work in America with all the corruption?

We know from history that many "Socialisms" have failed especially ones under the "Communist" cloaks thru 1990 or so.

And I wonder how former USSR nations are doing now compared to before?

Are "Western" European countries taking cues from former Soviet systems?

Very interesting to compare.

The author of this article has some revealing points;




Look at some of the taxes and other hardships one writer for the Examiner listed after living in Germany for years:

There is a 20% sales tax on everything. There is a TV tax, radio tax, dog tax, 50% death tax for many, taxes overall total of about 65% of one’s income. If you don’t survive, there is always welfare.

There is no Central Air. They use dinky radiator-heaters in winter.

Gasoline is $7-$10 dollars a gallon because of government taxes, taxes Mr. Obama dreams of.

People can’t afford mortgages unless they are 50-year mortgages.



What Socialism Will Look Like in the United States

What says Americans?



Generise much?

You obviously have never been to Europe if you catogrise it with one brush.

I thank god everyday I wasnt born in the USA and turned down my third offer stateside for a job.

The whole artical seems writtem by some xenophobic dumb red necked hick.

The USA is no more a example to the world than most of europe.
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posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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Great you dont want to be like europe.

Just rember Europe doesnt want to be like the USA!



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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Really? There are a dozen better threads to discuss rathere than a thread based on the rantings of whatever xenophobic moron wrote the source material.

Im writeing this on my tablet sitting in front of a home A/C that not ment to exist





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