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What do we ge for our US Tax Dollars?

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posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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www.guardian.co.uk...

I wrote this to show a little bit on what the Europeans get in return for there tax dollars and what the US does not!

With recent hostiliy against Americans in many forums from Europeans!

Just think about what you say before you post from across the pound. Not every American follows the Goverment, its there decisions to go to war and not the peoples.

If Israel wants Iran, let them we should be out of it but Allies do what Allies do thats the game

Cry about your $15 dollar gas over there but look at your benefits before you attack us on ours and what we pay and not recieve!


AND YES ITS AN ARTICLE FROM 2010 BIG DEAL SAME STUFf

This may turn hostile but not my intent




posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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To be fair, Sweden does have one of the highest tax rates in the world but much mentioned in that article does not apply to all Europe.

Affordable housing? Not here. Well, you ca rent if you can get the social housing but it's not "cheap".
Affordable child care? Not here (both parents need to work which is self-defeating)
Free/affordable University? Not sure about Holland but it's not in the UK.
Public transport is expensive here (Holland) and in the UK and the profits keep rising for the companies.
Ample vacations? Debatable when we actually work hard for those few free days.
Healthcare insurance is now compulsory in Holland. Prices doubled in a few years.

From the linked article:

Unfortunately these sorts of complexities are not calculated into simplistic analyses like Forbes' annual Tax Misery Index, a "study" which shows European nations as the most miserable and the low-tax United States as happy as a clam – right next to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

That is true. People are miserable here and in the UK. You can see it on their faces, some countries are worse than others.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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Well, without going into the population and landmass differences for such programs, the benefits of any such tax are irrelevant.

The point of contention against such things are because of the concept of liberty at the core of the American ideal of limited government.

Right now there are essentially two factions of Americans. Those who believe in the idea of liberty to the point of having a willingness to accept their failures and any limitations, and those who are willing to sacrifice some liberty and control to have some degree of outside support. I call the later group America-lite.

There are numerous nations that exist in this America-lite way. But there is only one nation that wants to give the people the opportunity to succeed or fail on their own, and that's the USA. For people within the US to try and change the US into what already exists is where the conflict comes in. Ask an American if they really care about another nations taxes or benefits. They wont.



posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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"But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, viniculture, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? "

- Life of Brian
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