Author and "cultural critic" Lee Siegel
(cough cough) pens a pathetically predictable and platitudinous whine about how America in the age of Trumpstein
has "fundamentally changed for the worse." There is really no point in rebutting his self-righteous posturing because
it's the same old bullshine about "xenophobia" TM, "the poor" TM,
"anti-democracy" TM, "possible Russian collusion" TM. The reason that
Sugar and me, er, "The Editorial
Board" of The Anti-New York Times picked this piece out for today's discussion is because it gives us
the opportunity to debunk that annoyingly persistent libtard myth of Scandinavian Communist paradise that liars and fools
like Siegel (who once lived in Norway) continue to parrot.
From his editorial:
"No wonder my thoughts turn more and more these days to Norway, where health care and world-class
higher education are free."
Lee Siegel (cough cough) sells the myth of Utopian Norway 2 &3. Beautiful
scenery and people, to be sure -- but there is real trouble in Marxist paradise.
1: Brutal Taxation
Norway taxes its slave-citizens at a total burden of about 45% of
GDP – that's almost twice the United States! The VAT (hidden sales tax) stands at a whopping 25%
and personal income tax rates top out at 55%. Corporate profits tax range from 28%
to as high as 78%. Even the retirement pensions of old folks are taxed as high as 20%! Yes
sir, all that "free" stuff that Norwegians get ain't so "free" after all.
2: A Stolen Sovereign National Wealth Fund
The government of oil-rich Norway rakes
in about 1/3 of its annual revenue from its owned/controlled oil industry. It currently holds the equivalent of $170,000
for each citizen (here) in a national fund. With a population of only 5 million, and an oil-producing rank of 13th in the
world, why then, with the state making such a killing on oil sales, are these people paying any taxes at all? The United
Arab Emirates is also a small, oil-rich federation of 9 million that relies upon oil revenues to fund the state.
Yet, even with good-quality universal health care, their citizens pay hardly any taxes, at all! (here)
1 & 2: As
Norwegians struggle under the highest tax rates in Communist Europe, the oil-rich government collects and hoards enough money
to fund the government and relieve everyone's personal tax and debt burdens as well. 3: Contrast
Norway's nasty stinginess to the pro-people policy of the oil-rich emirate of Dubai which neither taxes workers nor investors,
3: Highest Personal Debt Levels in Europe
the Communist regime of Norway holds onto the equivalent of $170,000 per citizen (or about $500,000
per household) the mostly-contented tax slaves of Norway are also left to bear the oppressive burden
of the highest personal debt levels in Europe (here). The problem is worse among the youth. If this oh-so-caring Nanny-State in Oslo was really so concerned
about its "children," then why not dip into the massive Sovereign Fund and just payoff everybody's car loans, credit
cards and mortgages? To hold onto such an enormous oil fund for "a rainy day," as people stress and struggle is
unnecessary, criminal and tyrannical.
4: Alcoholism and Suicide Rates
According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, cconsumption of alcoholic beverages
in Norway in recent years has never been higher (here). The suicide rate among these oh-so-happy people stands at 10 per 100,000 per year, which ranks Norway
at only about the middle-of-the-pack amongst developed nations. (here) Evidentally, paying for life in Utopia is grinding people to despair.
5: 10% of Children Now Live in Poverty
Ten percent of Norwegian children live in low-income homes, and
about half of those are White Norwegians, not Turd World invaders (who just keep on coming!). Norway's poverty problem
is chronic and as more and more citizens of taxed-out indebted Norwegians fall into despair, fewer and fewer will ever escape
from the growing underclass. Meanwhile, the tyrannical libtards continue to hoard the equivalent of $500,000 per household.
More and more Norwegians
struggle with high personal debt as growing numbers of native children fall into poverty -- all as the "progressive"
states hoards the peoples' oil cash for "a rainy day."
As for some of those smug libtarded Norwegians who do indeed live well and like to
boast about it; it's a pity that they fail to understand that they live well not because of their quasi-Marxist
system, but in spite of it. And why be content with just "living well" when you could be "living
large" with all that oil wealth and a freer economy? Slavery with gilded chains is still slavery, is it not?
The total value of the "free"
healthcare, "free" education, pretty parks and fountains amounts to a pittance compared to what is being stolen
from the people of Norway through taxes, usury, and hoarded oil revenues.
Norway is simultaneously the most heavily taxed and most expensive country in the world. Many Norwegians have such little
disposable income that the stay-at-home mother has become virtually extinct. On the cultural front, the state-imposed Atheistic
libtardism is stifling -- with the interests of queers, trannies and Turd World parasites taking precedence over normal families.
This is all the product of cruel design by the "kinder gentler" Communists (that's exactly what
"liberals" truly are) of de-balled Norway -- and it is exactly where the Marxists and libtards of America want
to take the United States. Be like Norway? .... No-way!
1. The Obongos
and Refrigerator Solberg (Prime Minister of Norway) hit it off very well. 2. Bitch looks like she squandered
the Sovereign Wealth Fund on ice-cream and sausages. 3. With the equally manly Merkel of Germany
1: I read an editorial in today's New York Times. In light of what is happening in Trump's America, the
writer is considering moving back to Norway.
2: Norway really takes care of its citizens. They get free health care and education.
Sugar: It's 'free,' eh Boobusss? You mean the money to pay for that sstuff jusst fallss from out the frickin' ssky?
The tragedy of Norway is that, were it not for its Leftist government, every citizen could have had healthcare,
education AND lots of disposable weekly cash with no debt and minimal taxation.
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