|Originally posted by CorneliusCB21T |
I agree with shaw, Nou. Even fixed taxation leads to 'spreading the wealth', something WE Europeans over-do to some extent...look at Greece. Welfare States are a call for misery.
I should move to America.
Yea, but Greeks are corrupt. I could alternatively point to Norway and Sweden and Denmark. I could even point to Japan, which has a lot of corruption (not as much as Greece though) and say it can even work in fairly flawed systems.
Greeks are corrupt, Americans are selfish (and stupid). Those tend to not work out in the long run.
The only reason the US got where it is today (or should I say where it was 10 years ago) was because we had the lucky ability to be totally unscathed by the most destructive war in human history. A war that left pretty much every other modern nation in total shambles, then, we helped them get back on their feet and in 60 years they have come back to beat us down (well the EU is pretty weak atm, but individually most of their members are stable).