Today, I read a letter in the Wall Street Journal that gave these numbers:

20% of the population own 84% of the wealth and pay 60% of the taxes

80% of the population own 16% of the wealth and pay 40% of the taxes

In comparison in Sweden:

20% own 37% of the wealth and pay 27% of the taxes

80% own 68% of the wealth and pay 73% of the taxes

80% of the people in America are getting a royal screwing from the Republicans!

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THISAA 3 years 42 weeks ago
#1

Sounds like you need to move to Sweden. First read the strict immigration laws. Oh! Don't forget to bring at lease twice the money for everything you buy as compared to US prices. Socialism has it's price.

adjö

http://www.newsmax.com/HerbertLondon/London-Sweden-welfare-benefits/2010/06/18/id/362401

http://www.studyinsweden.se/Living-in-Sweden/Cost-of-living/

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Sweden

anti-Republicon 3 years 42 weeks ago
#2
Quote THISAA:

Sounds like you need to move to Sweden. First read the strict immigration laws. Oh! Don't forget to bring at lease twice the money for everything you buy as compared to US prices. Socialism has it's price.

adjö

http://www.newsmax.com/HerbertLondon/London-Sweden-welfare-benefits/2010/06/18/id/362401

http://www.studyinsweden.se/Living-in-Sweden/Cost-of-living/

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Sweden

To begin with, the first link you provided is a web site called "Newsmax" ( aka "Newsmack" ) The article is written by some right wing dickwad named Herbert London, who fails to offer any evidence to support his retarded rant about the evils of Socialism in Europe, particularly Sweden.

No data or statistics

No footnotes

No links

Notta!

He then finishes by saying Obama wants the U.S. to emulate Sweden's Socialism. (If only this were true.)

The other two links simply show the cost of living in Sweden, which appears to be pretty damn reasonable, considering that 10 SEK(Sweden's currency) equals 1.3 U.S. Dollars. I did a quick guestimation with the provided data, and concluded that a couple with one child can live comfortably on approx. $1,600 U.S. per month. The median monthly disposable income (after tax) is $2,860 U.S. plus BENEFITS!!!!!!!

So, what was your point?

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