On Jun 11, 9:40 am, Sharon Fuentes <oneforentr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well said Keith....
> I lived in Sweden and there are some similarities with Germany. The racism
> in Sweden is often subtle because the Swedes like to be percieved as
> progressive and "tolerant". Every time I needed assistance they assumed I
> was from the Middle East and was systematically treated like a second class
> citizen even though i paid a huge amount in taxes (40% income alone).
> Living in Europe has its advantages as you have pointed out but they come at
> a high cost and I too had private insurance but was funneled into the
> public system for things such as an MRI and that took 5 months. I do not
> know how much longer Sweden can sustain its economy where the taxes are so
> high, there is basically economic heterogeneity with minimal real and
> obtainable wealth. Those with the most money are either from old money
> before the push for a true social deomcracy or damn clever/lucky to have a
> successful start up. Any person who is a professional; lawyers, doctors,
> engineers etc-are paid less than American standards.
> Unless someone has been in a culture or an environment speculation about the
> realities are best laid to rest because it is to complex and the percieved
> reality that many have about Europe (Sweden) are often wrong. Many people
> are enamoured when I say I lived there but they are shocked when I tell
> them what it was really like.
Sharon, that's all fine and dandy, but you have zero idea of how these
"free market types" want to actually run the US economy.... or should
I say plunder it?
You talk about how you had to wait 5 months for an MRI ... how about
just not having one unless you can pay for it?
You talk about subtle racism in Sweden ... how about it being open and
not serving anyone they deem not worthy?
Because that's what it's really all about with these people.
You. and even they, may have some good points, the problem is; you
have to buy into the whole social conservative philosophy that effects
everyone, and not just the little part that you think benefits just
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