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Holidays as Human Rights
If you've always dreamed of that blue sky holiday relaxing with a book and a beverage on the sun-drenched shores of Hawaii but you've never been able to afford it, then get on a plane and head for that socialist Shangri-La known as the European Union and all your dreams will come true.
Antonio Tajani, the European Union Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, has submitted a plan to impose a "vacation tax" on EU taxpayers in order to subsidize holidays for those that are otherwise unable to afford them. In support of the scheme, the EU has declared traveling to be a basic human right. "Traveling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life," Tajani informed a convention of Ministers at the European Tourism Stakeholders Conference meeting in Madrid, Spain.
The particulars of the plan, including the qualifications for receiving a taxpayer-funded vacation and which locales will host those traveling on the taxpayer dime, have yet to be nailed down. According to the broad strokes that have been revealed by the EU, the revenue received under the program will be spent subsidizing the elderly, the young, the disabled, and families confronting "difficult social, financial or personal" hardships. Seniors and the disabled will be permitted to bring a traveling companion on their trips, who will also be sponsored by the superstate.
In Puritanical, work-ethic obsessed America, vacations are seen as pleasant perks and a privilege to be earned as the happy reward for months even years of dedicated work. In fact, our Declaration of Independence selects "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as three of the most paramount unalienable rights with which an all-wise Creator endowed his earthly kin.
While few would argue that holidays usually further the pursuit of happiness, if those holidays are provided at the expense of a heavier tax burden placed upon the already struggling working class, then the lives and liberty of that class are diminished to a degree inversely proportional to the happiness ostensibly afforded to the recipients of the holiday handout.
Read more: The New American
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by FortAnthem
I've been on "vacation" for 6 months.
I'd like to surrender my rights now